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believe the sanction of an oath, the existence of a Deity, and a future state of rewards and punishments. Peakes, R. 11. but a person having no idea of a God or a future state of retribution, cannot be admitted to take an oath. Leach, 482.

Two justices, by 1 Geo. I. stat. 2, c. 13, s. 10, 11, may summon any person suspected to be disaffected to the government, to take the oaths of allegiance, supremacy and abjuration; if such person* neglect or refuse to appear, such refusal shall be certified to the next sessions; and if he neglects to appear there and take the oaths, he shall be adjudged a Popish recusant conviet.

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Persons administering or taking any oath to ens gage in any mutinous or seditious purpose, or to disturb the public peace, are adjudged guilty of felony, and may be transported for seven years. 37 Geo. III. c. 123, s. 1. and being compelled to take such oath is not an excuse, unless within four days the party gave information to a justice of the peace, secretary of state or privy council. s. 2. and persons aiding or causing such oaths to be administered, though not present, to be deemed guilty in like manner. s. 3,

The unlawfully administering, by any associated body of men, of an oath to any person purporting to bind him not to reveal or discover such unlawful combination or conspiracy, or any illegal act done by them, is declared felony within this statute, though the object of such association was a conspi

racy to raise wages and make regulations in a certain trade, and not to stir up mutiny or sedition. R. u. G. Marks, 3 E. Rep. 157.

Any person who shall administer an oath to auother, binding him to commit treason, murder or any felony punishable with death, shall be adjudged guilty of felony, and suffer death; and the person taking such oath (not being compelled) shall suffer transportation for life or such number of years as the court shall adjudge. 52 Geo. III. c. 104, s. 1. except information is given in 14 days (instead of four) as in 37 Geo. III. c. 123.

Any person aiding, &c, in such oaths, though not present, shall be deemed a principal and punished accordingly. s. 4.

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In cases where by 13 Car. II. stat. 2, c. 1, 5 Geo. I. c. 6, s. 1, 2, the sacrament is required to be taken by persons filling certain offices, a certificate of which is necessary, the following form may be used.

parish of Sunday the

Certificate of having taken the Sacrament,

We, the minister and churchwardens of the in the county of do hereby certify that on day of in the year of our Lord 1817, in

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the parish church of aforesaid, immediately after divine service, D. E. of in the county aforesaid, did receive the

sacrament of the Lord's Supper, according to the usage of the

Church of England.

Witness our hands the day and year above-written.

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Pawnbroker to cause his Christian and surname and the word Pawnbroker, to be put in legible characters over the door of his shop or place used for carrying on his trade, under a penalty of £10. for every place made use of for one week without it; to be recovered by confession, or oath of one witness, to be levied by distress and sale by warrant of two justices; half the penalty to the informer and half to the poor; and in default of distress, commitment to the house of correction for not exceeding three calendar months nor less than fourteen days, unless the penalty and costs are sooner paid. 39 and 40 Geo. III. c. 99, s. 235 26.

Pawnbrokers may take the following rates of in

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For 2s. 6d. one half-penny for any time not exeeeding one calendar month, and the same for every calendar month afterwards.

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and so on progressively and in proportion for any sum not exceeding 40s.

For every pledge on which shall have been lent any sum exceeding 40s. and not 42s.-8d.; and for every pledge upon which shall have been lent a sum exceeding 42s. and not exceeding £10. at the rate of 3d. for every 20s. by the calendar month, including the current month, and so in proportion for any fractional sum. 39 and 40 Geo. III. c. 99, s. 2. but in case any intermediate sum lent shall exceed 2s. 6d. and not 40s. the lender may take after the rate of 4d. for the loan of 20s. by the calendar month. s. 3. Farthings shall be given in exchange by the pawnbroker or abated. s. 4.

If party apply to redeem goods within seven days after the first month from the time of pawning, he may redeem the same without paying any thing for such seven days; if after the end of the first seven and before the end of the first fourteen days of the second month, he may redeem on paying the profit, payable for one month, and the half of another; but if application made after the

end of fourteen days and before the end of the se cond month, the pawnbroker may take the profit of the second month; and the like regulation for every subsequent month, s. 5.

Persons who shall take pawns whereon shall be lent any sum exceeding 58. shall before the money is advanced, enter in a book a description of the goods and the money advanced, with the day of the month and year, the name of the person pawning the same, and the street and number of the house; if a lodger, to be designated by the letter L. and H. if a housekeeper, and the name and abode of the owner of the goods, according to the information of the person pawning the same; and if the sum lent shall not exceed 5s. such entry to be made within four hours after the goods pawned. Any pledge upon which shall be lent above 10s. shall be entered separately, and exceeding 10s. shall be numbered progressively, viz. the first pledge received in the month of September to be numbered No. 1, the second No. 2, and so on until the end of the month; the first pledge received in the next month shall be numbered in like manner, and so on throughout the year; and upon every note or memorandum of pledge upon which shall be lent above 10s. shall be written, or printed the number of the entry of such pledge; the pawner to receive a note containing a description of the goods, the money lent, the date, name and abode of the pawner, &c. and the pawnbroker not to receive the

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