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I do therefore hereby authorize and require you forthwith to make distress of the goods and chattels of the said C. D. and if within the space of — days next after such distress by you taken the said sum of £5. shall not be paid, that then you do cause the said goods so by you seized, to be appraised and sold, rendering the overplus to the said C. D. after deducting the said sum, and also the costs and charges of the prosecution for the said offence and of the said distress and sale; which costs and charges I do hereby ascertain at the sum of 20s. and out of the said sum of £5. so forfeited as aforesaid, you are to pay one moiety to A. B. who informed me of the said offence, and prosecuted to conviction the said C. D. before me for the same; and the other moiety you are to apply for the better car rying the act of parliament for the due making of bread and for the other purposes therein mentioned, into execution, according as I hereafter shall give you directions. And if suf ficient distress cannot he had or found whereupon to levy the said sum of £5. as aforesaid, you are hereby required to certify the same to me, together with the return of this precept, Herein fail you not.

Given under my hand and seal, at

in the said county, day of, in the year of our Lord 1817.

the day of

Constable's Return [to be indorsed on the warrant] of want of Distress.

-to wit. I do hereby certify to the within-named justice of the peace, that, by virtue of this warrant, I have made diligent search for the goods and chattels of the within-mentioned C. D. and that I can find no sufficient goods and chattels of his, whereon to levy the within-mentioned sum. Witness my hand the day of

Lord 1817.

in the year of our

Sworn before me the said justice, the day and year aforesaid.

Commitment for want of Distress.

To the Constable of

Common Gaol at

and also to the Keeper of the in the said county.

to wit. Whereas C. D. of

baker, was on the

in the county aforesaid,

day of, 1817, duly convicted be

fore me, one of His Majesty's justices of the peace for the said county, by the oath of A. B. a credible witness, for that he, on the day of —, in the year of our Lord 1817, did put into and use, in the making of bread to be sold, a preparation or mixture in which alum was an ingredient, contrary to the form of the statute in that case made and provided; by reason whereof I did adjudge him to pay and forfeit for the said offence, the sum of £5.

And whereas on the day of, in the year aforesaid, I did issue my warrant to the constable of -, to levy the said sum by distress of the goods and chattels of the said C. D. And whereas it appears to me, as well upon the oath of the said constable as otherwise, that he hath used his best endeavours to levy the said sum on the goods and chattels of the said C. D. as aforesaid, but that no sufficient distress can be found whereon to levy the same.

Therefore I do hereby command you, the said constable of -, to apprehend and safely convey the said C. D. to the said common gaol, and him to deliver to the keeper thereof as aforesaid, together with this precept. And I do hereby command you, the said keeper of the gaol aforesaid, to receive into your custody in the said gaol, the said C. D. and him there safely to keep for the space of one calendar month from the time of this commitment, unless the said sum of £5. and also the costs and charges of the prosecution, which I have ascertained at the sum of 20s. shall be sooner paid.

Given under my hand and seal, this

year of our Lord 1817.

day of

in the

Information for exposing to Sale Bread deficient in Weight.

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to wit. The information of A. B. of &c. in the county of who, being upon oath, saith, That he hath reasonable cause to suspect, and does believe, that C.D. of —— in the parish of in the county of - (beyond ten miles of the Royal Exchange), being a baker or seller of bread, doth unlawfully expose to sale, bread deficient in the due weight the same ought to be, according to the assize set for such bread to be sold at, contrary to the statutes in such case made and provided. Taken and sworn before me, this day of 1817. . W. S.

Another Form.

That A. B. late of
day of -

in the county aforesaid, baker, did on the in the 57th year of the reign &c. at the parish of in the county of ——, and within ten miles of the Royal Exchange, unlawfully expose to sale one loaf of wheaten bread, importing to be a quartern loaf, deficient in weight one ounce, according to the assize then and there set for the said bread, contrary to the form of the statute, &c.

Information for having unlawful Ingredients for the purpose of adulterating Meal.

to wit. Be it remembered, That this day of in the year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the Third, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, &c. A. B. of &c, yeoman, in his proper person exhibiteth to me W. S. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace for the county of, a complaint and information and thereby informeth me that one C. D. late of

in the

parish of in the county of, baker, on the day of -, in the year of our Lord 1817, had then and there in his possession, that is to say, in a certain bakehouse [or, as the fact is], belonging to him the said C. D. situate in the parish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, and beyond ten miles of the Royal Exchange, a certain quantity of alum [or, as the fact is], which had been and then was deposited in the said bakehouse of the said C. D. for the purpose of being used in adulterating meal, flour, or bread, contrary to the form of the statute in such case made and provided, whereby the said C. D. hath forfeited a sum of money not exceeding £10. nor less than 40s. And thereupon the said A. B. prayeth the judgment of me the said justice in that behalf, and that he the said A. B. may have the said forfeiture according to the form of the statute in such case made; and that the said C. D. may be summoned to answer the premises before me the said justice.

Received this Information the

day and year above written,

W.S.

A.B.

Conviction of a Baker, for selling Bread under the Assize.

to wit. Be it remembered, that on the- day of, in the 57th year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the Third, of the United Kingdom &c. and in the year of our Lord 1817, A. B. was convicted before me S. P. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace for the said county of, for that he the said A. B. at the time of the committing of the offence herein after mentioned, being a person making bread for sale, within the parish of in the said county, on the day of, unlawfully did make for sale, within the limit to which the assize herein after mentioned, at the time of the making thereof, and at the time of committing of the offence herein after mentioned, did extend

loaves of wheaten bread as and for quartern loaves, which were all the loaves then and there found in the shop of the said A. B. which had been baked within twenty-four hours next preceding the time of weighing the same, deficient in weight according to the assize before then duly and legally set, and then in force for loaves of wheaten bread, being quartern loaves, to be sold at, in, and throughout the limits aforesaid, in pursuance of the statute in such case made and provided, by which said assize a quartern loaf of wheaten bread was to weigh four pounds, five ounces, and eight drachms avoirdupois, that is to say, the said loaves being then and there deficient in weight according to the said assize, upon the average of all the said loaves which were then and there found, and which had been baked within twenty-four hours, ounces avoirdupois, and every of them having been brought before me within twenty-four hours after the baking thereof, and it not appearing to my satisfaction that any of the deficiency in the weight of any of the said loaves arose from unavoidable accident, or was occasioned by or through any contrivance or confederacy: And I do adjudge him the said A. B. to forfeit and pay for the said offence,the sum of £-. being the sum of 5s. for every ounce of bread which was wanting and deficient in the weight each and every of the said loaves ought to have been of, according to the said assize.

Given under my hand and seal at this day of 1817.

in the said county of

S. P.

BRICKS AND TILES.

By Stat. 17 Ed. IV. c. 4, plain, roof, corner, and gutter tiles to be made good, and the earth of which they are made to be dug before 1st of November next before making, and turned before 1st of February, and not to be wrought till the 1st of March following. The earth not to be mixed with marl or chalk. Selling tiles contrary to this act, to forfeit to the buyer double value; justices may determine offences and assess on the offender for every 1000 plain tiles 5s. every 100 roof tiles 6s. 8d. and for every 100 corner or gutter tiles 28.Ibid. Every plain tile must be ten inches and a half long, six inches and a quarter broad, and five half quarters of an inch thick, and every gutter tile to be ten inches and a half long.

Justices may appoint searchers, to be paid by tile makers 1d. for every 1000 plain tiles, a halfpenny for every 100 roof tiles, and a farthing for every 100 corner and gutter tiles.-Searchers are to present defaults on penalty of 10s.

By 17 Geo. III. c. 42, bricks made in England for sale, shall be eight inches and a half long, two inches and a half thick, and four inches wide; and all pantiles thirteen inches and a half long, nine inches anda half wide, and half an inch thick, on pain of forfeiting for bricks and tiles of less dimensions when burnt, 20s. for every 1000 bricks, and 10s.

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