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forthwitn, and the Depositor shall be absolutely entitled to
Repayment of any Sum or Sums that may be due to him within
Ten Days at farthest after his Demand shall be made at any
Post Office where Deposits are received or paid.

4. The Officers of the Postmaster General engaged in the Names of DeReceipt or Payment of Deposits shall not disclose the Name positors, &c. of any Depositor nor the Amount deposited or withdrawn closed.

not to be disexcept to the Postmaster General, or to such of his Officers as may be appointed to assist in carrying this Act into operation.

5. All Monies so deposited with the Postmaster General Money to be shall forthwith be paid over to the Commissioners for the paid to ComReduction of the National Debt; and all Sums withdrawn by the Reduction Depositors, or by Parties legally authorized to claim on account of the National of Depositors, shall be repaid to them out of the said Monies, Debt, &c. through the Office of Her Majesty's Postmaster General.

6. If at any Time the Fund to be created under the Autho- Additional rity of this Act by the Investment of the Deposits shall be Security to insufficient to meet the lawful Claims of all Depositors, it shall Depositor. be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, upon being duly informed thereof by the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, to issue the Amount of such Deficiency out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom, or out of the growing Produce thereof; and the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury shall certify such Deficiency to Parliament.

7. The Interest payable to the Parties making such Deposits Rate of Inshall be at the Rate of Two Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum terest payable per Annum, but such Interest shall not be calculated on any

to Depositors. Amount less than One Pound or some Multiple thereof, and not commence until the First Day of the Calendar Month next following the Day of Deposit, and shall cease on the First Day of the Calendar Month in which such Deposit is withdrawn.

8. Interest on Deposits shall be calculated to the Thirty-first Interest how Day of December in every Year, and shall be added to and be- calculated. come part of the Principal Money.

9. The Monies remitted to the Commissioners for the Re- Investment of duction of the National Debt under the Authority of this Act Funds received

under this Act. shall be invested in some or in all of the Securities in which the Funds of Savings Banks established under the existing Laws may be invested ; and a separate and distinct Account shall be kept by the said Commissioners of all Receipts, Investments, Sales, and Repayments; and a Balance Sheet of such Account from the First of January to the Thirty-first of December in every Year shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament not later than the Thirty-first of March in every Year.

10. If any Depositor making deposit under this Act shall Depositors desire to transfer the Amount of such Deposit to a Savings desiring to Bank established under the Acts relating to Savings Banks, he transfer their shall, upon Application to the chief Office of the Postmaster

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General, be furnished with a Certificate stating the whole Amount which may be due to him, with Interest, and thereupon his Account under this Act shall be closed; and, upon Delivery of such Certificate to the Trustees or Managers of the Savings Bank to which it is proposed by the Depositor to transfer such Deposit, they shall, if they think fit, open an Account for the Amount stated in such Certificate for such Depositor, who shall thereupon be subject to the Rules of such Savings Bank; and the Amount so transferred shall, upon such Certificate being forwarded to the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, be written off in the Books of the said Commissioners from the Amount of Monies received under the Authority of this Act, and shall be carried to the Account of the Savings Bank to which such Transfer shall have been made; and in like Manner, if any Depositor in a Savings Bank established under the Savings Bank Acts shall desire to transfer the Amount due to him, with Interest, from such Savings Bank to the Postmaster General, for deposit under the Provisions of this Act, the Trustees or Managers of such Savings Bank shall, upon his Request, furnish such Depositor with a Certificate, in a Form to be approved by the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, signed by Two Trustees of such Savings Bank, and thereupon his Account with such Savings Bank shall be closed, which Certificate the Depositor may deliver to any Officer of the Postmaster General authorized to receive Deposits under this Act, and such' Certificate shall for the Amount therein set forth be considered to be a Deposit made under the Authority of this Act, and being forwarded to the said Commissioners, the said Amount shall then be transferred in the Books of the said Commissioners from the Account of the said Savings Bank to the Credit of the Account of Monies deposited under the Au

thority of this Act : Provided always, that nothing contained in to have Rules, this Act respecting Savings Banks shall render it necessary &c. of Savings to have the Rules and Regulations of any Savings Bank again Banks again certified. certified if the same have been before certified according to

Law. Postmaster 11. The Postmaster General, with the Consent of the ComGeneral, with missioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, may make, and from Consent of Treasury, to

Time to Time, as he shall see Occasion, alter Regulations for make Regula

superintending, inspecting, and regulating the Mode of keeping tions.

and examining the Accounts of Depositors, and with respect to the making of Deposits and to the Withdrawal of Deposits and Interest, and all other Matters incidental to the carrying this Act into execution, in his Department, and all Regulations so made shall be binding on the Parties interested in the Subject

Matter thereof to the same Extent as if such Regulations Copies of Re formed Part of this Act; and Copies of all Regulations gulations to be issued under the Authority of this Act shall be laid before both laid before Parliament.

Houses of Parliament within Fourteen Days from the Date thereof, if Parliament shall be then sitting, and if not then

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within Fourteen Days from the next re-assembling of Parliament.

12. An annual Account of all Deposits received and paid Accounts to be under the Authority of this Act, and of the Expenses incurred laid before

. during the Year ended the Thirty-first of December, together with a Statement of the total Amount due at the Close of the Year to all Depositors, shall be laid by the Postmaster General before both Houses of Parliament not later than the Thirty-first of March in every Year.

13. The annual Accounts of the Postmaster General, and of Accounts to be the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, to examined by

Commissioners the Thirty-first of December in each Year, in respect to all

of Audit. Monies deposited or invested under the Authority of this Act, shall annually, prior to the Thirty-first of March in each Year, be submitted for Examination and Audit to the Commissioners for auditing Public Accounts.

14. All the Provisions of the Acts now in force relating to Provisions of Savings Banks as to Matters for which no other Provision is Savings Bank made by this Act shall be deemed applicable to this Act, so far ble to this Act. as the same are not repugnant thereto.

15. All Expenses incurred in the Execution of this Act Expenses shall be paid out of the Monies received under the Authority of Act. of this Act.

CAP. XV.
An Act to enable Her Majesty to settle an Annuity on
Her Royal Highness the Princess Alice Maud Mary.

[17th May 1861.]
Most Gracious Sovereign,
WE Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the

Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled having taken into consideration Your Majesty's most Gracious Message, that Your Majesty has agreed to a Marriage proposed between Her Royal Highness the Princess Alice Maud Mary and His Grand Ducal Highness Prince Frederic William Louis of Hesse, do most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted : And 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 by the Authority of the same, as follows:

It shall be lawful for Her Majesty, by Letters Patent under Power to Her the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Majesty to Ireland, to grant unto Her Royal Highness the Princess Alice grant an AnMaud Mary or to such Persons as Her Majesty thinks fit, to be to Her Royal named in such Letters Patent, in trust or for the Use of Her Highness the

Princess Alice Royal Highness, an Annuity of Six thousand Pounds, to be settled on Her Royal Highness for Life, in such Manner as for Life. Her Majesty thinks proper, such Annuity to commence from the Date of the Marriage of Her Royal Highness with His

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Grand Ducal Highness Prince Frederic William Louis of
Hesse, to be free from all Taxes, Assessments, and Charges,
and to be paid quarterly on the Fifth Day of January, the
Fifth Day of April, the Fifth Day of July, and the Tenth
Day of October; the First Payment to be made on such of the
said quarterly Days as happens next after the said Marriage of
such Portion of the said Annuity as may have accrued between
the Date of such Marriage and such quarterly Day, and a
proportionate Part to be payable for the Period from the last
quarterly Day of Payment to the Day of the Determination
thereof: The above Annuity shall be charged on and be
payable out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland, after paying or reserving suffi-
cient to pay such Sums as may have been directed to be paid
out of the said Fund by former Acts of Parliament, but with
Preference to all other Payments which may hereafter be
charged on the said Fund.

CAP. XVI.
An Act to render valid Marriages heretofore solemnized

in Trinity Church, Rainow, and in other Churches
and Chapels.

[17th May 1861.] WHEREAS the Church or Chapel known as Trinity

Church in the Township of Rainow in the Parish of Prestbury in the County and Diocese of Chester was duly con

secrated in the Year One thousand eight hundred and forty• six for the Performance of Divine Service therein, but no

Authority hath ever been given by the Bishop of the said
Diocese or otherwise for the Publication of Banns and Solem-

nization of Marriages therein: And whereas divers Marriages s have nevertheless been solemnized in the said Church or

Chapel under an erroneous Impression on the Part of the " Minister thereof, that by virtue of the Consecration of the ' said Church or Chapel or otherwise Marriages might be law

fully solemnized therein, and Entries of the said Marriages so solemnized have from Time to Time been made in the

Register Books kept at the said Church or Chapel : And . whereas it is expedient, under the Circumstances aforesaid, ' to remove all Doubts touching the Validity of the Marriages

so solemnized in the said Church or Chapel as aforesaid :' 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, Marriages here- 1. All Marriages heretofore solemnized in the said Church tofore solemnized in Tri

or Chapel by the Officiating Minister thereof or by any other nity Church, Clergyman respectively being duly ordained Ministers of the Rainow, de

Church of England, and the Publication of Banns in such Church or Chapel by such Minister or Clergyman previous to any such Marriages, shall be and be deemed to have been as good, valid, and effectual in the Law to all Intents and Pur

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poses whatsoever as if such Marriages had been solemnized, and such Publication of Banns had taken place, in the Parish Church of Prestbury.

2. No Minister who has solemnized any of the said Mar- Ministers riages shall be liable to any Ecclesiastical Censures or to any hixen uche other Proceedings or Penalties whatsoever by reason of his Marriages inhaving so solemnized the same respectively.

demnified. 3. The Registers of the Marriages so solemnized, or Copies Registers of of such Registers, shall be received in all Courts of Law and such Marriages Equity as Evidence of such Marriages respectively in the thereof to be same Manner as Registers of Marriages in Parish Churches, Evidence. or Copies thereof are by Law receivable in Evidence.

4. And whereas by Error Banns have been published and The Validity Marriages have been solemnized in Churches and Chapels of such Mar

duly consecrated, but in which Churches or Chapels Banns tain other 'cannot be legally published nor Marriages by Law be solem- Churches and

nized, and it is expedient to remove all Doubt arising from Chapels not to 'the Circumstances aforesaid touching the Publication of such · Banns and the Validity of such Marriages:' Be it therefore enacted, That all Banns already published and all Marriages already solemnized in such Churches and Chapels as aforesaid shall not hereafter be questioned on account of the said Banns having been published or the said Marriages solemnized in a Church or Chapel not legally authorized for the Publication of Banns and Solemnization of Marriages, and the Minister or Ministers who solemnized the same shall not be liable to any Eeclesiastical Censures or to any Proceedings or Penalties by reason thereof, provided he or they be rightly ordained; and the Registers of all Marriages so solemnized as aforesaid, or Copies of such Registers, shall be received in all Courts of Law and Equity as Evidence of such Marriages respectively: Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend to authorize the Publication of Banns or Solemnization of Marriages in any of such Churches or Chapels, or in the said Church or Chapel called Trinity Church, Rainow, hereafter.

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CAP. XVII.
An Act to amend an Act of the Twentieth and

Twenty-first Years of the Reign of Her Majesty,
for the Abatement of the Nuisance arising from the

Smoke of Furnaces in Scotland. [7th June 1861.] W VHEREAS an Act was passed in the Session of Parlia

ment held in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Years of ' the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for the 20 & 21 Vict.

Abatement of the Nuisance arising from the Smoke of Fur- c. 73. naces in Scotland: And whereas it is expedient that the

same be amended to the Effect after mentioned :' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and

Temporal,

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