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by the same, he shall on Conviction by the Justice forfeit and pay over and above the Value of the Article or Articles so found, any Sum not exceeding Two Pounds.

Bc. XLII. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall steal, or Fruit or Vege. shall destroy or damage with Intent to steal, any Plant, Root, table Produc- Fruit, or Vegetable Production, growing in any Garden, Orchard, tion growing in Nursery Ground, Hothouse, Greenhouse, or Conservatory, every a Garden, &c. such Offender, being convicted thereof before a Justice of the

: Peace, shall, at the Discretion of the Justice, either be committed to the Common Gaol or House of Correction, there to be imprisoned only, or to be imprisoned and kept to hard Labour, for any Term not exceeding Six Calendar Months, or else shall forfeit and pay, over and above the Value of the Article or Articles so stolen, or the Amount of the Injury done, such Sum of Money, not exceeding Twenty Pounds, as to the Justice sball seem meet; and if any person so convicted shall afterwards commit any of the said Offences, such Offender shall be deemed guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be punished in the same Manner as in the Case of Simple Larceny.

Growing in XLIII. And be it enacted, That if any person shall steal, or open or inclosed shall destroy or damage with Intent to steal, any cultivated Root Land.

or Plant used for the food of Man or Beast, or for Medicine, or

for distilling, or for dying, or for or in the Course of any Manufacture, and growing in any Land, open or inclosed, not being a Garden, Orchard, or Nursery Ground, every such Offender, being convicted before a Justice of the Peace, shall, at the Discretion of the Justice, either be committed to the Common Gaol or House of Correction, there to be imprisoned only, or to be imprisoned and kept to hard Labour, for any Term not exceeding One Calendar Month, or else shall forfeit and pay, over and above the Value of the Article or Articles so stolen, or the Amount of the Injury done, such Sum of Money, not exceeding Twenty Shillings, as to the Justice shall seem meet, and in default of Payment thereof, together with the Costs, (if ordered,) shall be cominitted as aforesaid, for any Term not exceeding One Calendar Month, unless Payment be sooner made; and if any Person so convicted shall afterwards be guilty of any of the said Offences, and shall be convicted thereof in like Manner, every such Offender shall be committed to the Common Gaol or House of Correction, there to be kept to hard Labour for such Term, not exceeding Six Calendar Months, as the convicting Justice shall think fit; and if such subsequent Conviction shall take place before Two Justices, they may further order the Offender, if a Male, to be once or twice publicly or privately whipped, after the Expiration of Four Days from the Time of such Conviction.

Stealing Glass, XLIV. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall steal, or Wood-work, or rip, cut, or break with Intent to steal, any Glass or Wood-work Metal Fixtures belonging to any Building whatsoever, or any Lead, Iron, Copper, or Fences.

Brass, or other Metal, or any Utensil or Fixture, whether made

of Metal or other Material, respectively fixed in or to any Building whatsoever, or any thing made of Metal fixed in any Land being private Property, or for a Fence to any Dwelling House, Garden, or Area, or in any Square, Street, or other Place dedicated to Public Use or Ornament, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be

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liable to be punished in the same Manner as in the Case of Simple Larceny ; and in case of any such Thing fixed in any Square, Street, or other like Place, it shall not be 'necessary to allege the same to be the Property of any Person.

XLV. And, for the Punishment of Depredations committed Tenunts and by Tenants and Lodgers, be it enacted, That if any Person shall Lodgers stealsteal any Chattel or Fixture let to be used by him or her in oring Fixtures, with any House or Lodging, whether the Contract shall have &c. been entered into by him or her, or by her Husband, or by any Person on Behalf of him or her, or her Husband, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be punished in the same Manner as in the Case of Simple Larceny; and in every such Case of stealing any Chạttel it shall be lawful to prefer an Indictment in the common Form as for Larceny, and in every such Case of stealing any Fixture to prefer an Indictment in the same Form as if the Offender were not a Tenant or Lodger, and in either Case to lay the Property in the Owner or Person letting to Hire.

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XLVI. And, for the Punishment of Depredations committed Clerks and Ser. by Clerks and Servants in Cases not punishable capitally, be it rants stealing enacted, That if any Clerk or Servant shall steal any Chattel, Property of Money, or valuable Security belonging to or in the Possession their Musters. or Power of his Master, every such Offender, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for any Term not exceeding Fourteen Years nor less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term 'not exceeding Three Years, and, if a Male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court shall so think fit ), in addition to such Imprisonment.

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XLVII. And, for the Punishment of Embezzlements com- Receiving Momitted by Clerks and Servants, be it declared and enacted, That ney, 8c. on if any Clerk or Servant, or any Person employed for the Purpose their Master's or in the Capacity of a Clerk or Servant, shall, by virtue of such Account, and Employment, receive or take into his Possession any Chattel, embezzling it. Money, or valuable Security, for or in the Name or on the Account of his Master, and shall fraudulently embezzle the saine, or any Part thereof, every such Offender shall be deemed to have feloniously stolen the same from his Master, although such Chattel, Money, or Security was not received into the Possession of such Máster otherwise than by the actual Possession of his Clerk, Servant, or other Person so employed; and every such Offender, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to any of the Punishments which the Court may award as herein-before last mentioned.

-- XLVIII. And, for preventing the Difficulties that have been Distinct Acts experienced in the Prosecution of the last-mentioned Offenders, of Embezzlebe it enacted, That it shall be lawful to charge in the Indictment ment may be. and proceed against the Offender for any Number of distinct Acts charged in sume, of Embezzlement not exceeding Three, which may bave been Indictment. committed by him against the same Master, within ihe Space of Six Calendar Months from the first to the last of such Acts; and in every such Indictment, except where the Offence shall relate to any Chaltel, it shall be 3 C 2

sufficient As to Allega: sufficient to allege the Embezzlement to be of Money, without tion and Proof specifying any particular Coin or valuable Security; and such of Properly Allegation, so far as regards the Description of the Property, embezzled. shall be sustained, if the Offender shall be proved to have

embezzled any Amount, although the particular Species of Coin or valuable Security of which such Amount was composed shall not be proved; or if he shall be proved to have embezzled any Piece of Coin or valuable Security, or any Portion of the Value thereof, although such Piece of Coin or valuable Security may have been delivered to him in order that some Part of the Value thereof should be returned to the Party delivering the same, and such Part shall have been returned accordingly.

Agents embez. XLIX. And, for the Punishment of Embezzlements comzling Money ; mitted by Agents entrusted with Property, be it enacted, That

if any Money, or Security for the Payment of Money, shall be entrusted to any Banker, Merchant, Broker, Attorney, or other Agent, with any Direction in Writing to apply such Money,' or any part thereof, or the Proceeds or any Part of the Proceeds of such Security, for any Purpose specified in such Direction, and he shall, in violation of good Faith, and contrary to the Purpose so specified, in anywise convert to his own Use or Benefit such Money, Security, or Proceeds, or any Part thereof respectively, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for any Term not exceeding Fourteen Years nor less than Seven Years, or

to suffer such other Punishment by Fine or Imprisonment, or or Goods or by both, as the Court shall award; and if any Chattel or valuable valuablu Seo

Security, or any Power of Attorney for the Sale or Transfer of curity.

any Share or Interest in any public Stock or Fund, whether of

this Kingdom, or of Great Britain or of Ireland, or of any Foreign State, or in any Fund of any Body Corporate, Company, or Society, shall be entrusted to any Banker, Merchant, Broker, Attorney or other Agent, fot safe Custody, or for any special Purpose, without any Authority to sell, negotiate, transfer, or pledge, and he shall, in violation of good Faith and contrary to the Object or Purpose for which such Chattel, Security, or Power of Attorney shall have been entrusted to him, sell, negotiate, transfer, pledge, or in any Manner convert to his own Use or Benefit such Chattel or Security, or the Proceeds of the same, or any Part thereof, or the Share or Interest in the Stock or Fund to which such Power of Attorney shall relate, or any Part thereof, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to any of the Punishments which the Court may award, as herein-before last mentioned.

Not to affect L. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing hereinTrustees or before contained relating to Agents shall affect any Trustee in or Mortgagees ; under any Instrument whatever, or any Mortgagee of any Property, Real or Personal, in respect of any Act done by such Trustee or Mort

gagee in relation to the Property comprised in or affected by any nor Bankers, such Trust or Mortgage ; nor shall restrain any Banker, Mer&c. in certain chant, Broker, Attorney, or other. Agent, from receiving any Cases.

Money which shall be or become actually due and payable upon

· or by virtue of any valuable Security, according to the Tenor and Effect thereof, in such Manner as he might have done if this Act had not been

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passed ; nor from selling, transferring, or otherwise disposing of any Securities or Effects in his Possession, upon which he shall have any Lien, Claim, or Demand entitling him by Law 80 to do, unless such Sale, Transfer, or other Disposal shall extend to a greater Number or Part of such Securities or Effects than shall be requisite for satisfying such Lien, Claim, or Demand.

LI. And be it enacted, That if any Factor or Agent entrusted, Factors pledge for the Purpose of Sale, with any Goods or Merchandize, or en- ing for their trusted with any Bill of Lading, Warehouse Keeper's or Wharf- own Use Goods inger's Certificate, or Warrant or Order for Delivery of Goods or or Documents Merchandize, shall, for his own Benefit and in violation of good entrusted to Faith, deposit or pledge any such Goods or Merchandize, or any them. of the said Documents, as a Security for any Money or vegotiable Instrument borrowed or received by such Factor or Agent, at or before the Time of making such Deposit or Pledge, or intended to be thereafter borrowed or received, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for any Term not exceeding Fourteen Years nor less than Seven Years, or to suffer such other Punishment by Fine or Imprisonment, or by both, as the Court shall award; but no such Not to extend to Factor or Agent shall be liable to any Prosecution for depositing Cases where the or pledging any such Goods or Merchandize, or any of the said Pledge does Documents, in case the same shall not be made a Security for or not exceed the ' subject to the Payment of any greater Sum of Money than the Amount of Amount which, at the Time of such Deposit or Pledge, was Money owing justly due and owing to such Factor or Agent from his Principal, to them. together with the Amount of any Bill or Bills of Exchange, drawn by or on account of such Principal, and accepted by such Factor or Agent.

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LII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing in this Not to lessen Act contained, nor any Proceeding, Conviction, or Judgment to Remedy which be had or taken thereupon, against any Bauker, Merchant, Party now has. Broker, Factor, Attorney, or other Agent as aforesaid, shall prevent, lessen, or impeach any Remedy at Law or in Equity which any Party aggrieved by any such Offence might or would have bad if this Act had not been passed; but nevertheless the Conviction of any such Offender shall not be received in Evidence in any Action at Law or Suit iv Equity against him; and no Banker, Merchant, Broker, Factor, Attorney, or other Agent as aforesaid, shall be liable to be convicted by any Evidence whatever as an Offender against this Act, in respect of any Act done by him, if he shall at any Time previously to his being indicted for such Offence have disclosed such Act, on Oath, in consequence of any compulsory Process of any Court of Law or Equity in any Action, Suit, or Proceeding which shall have been bona fide instituted by any Party aggrieved, or if he shall disclosed the same in any Examination or Deposition before any Commissioners of Bankrupt.

LIII. And whereas a Failure of Justice frequently arises from Obtaining Mothe subile Distinction between Larceny and Fraud; for Remedy ney, &c. by thereof be it enacted, That if any Person shall by any false Pre- false pretences. tence obtain from any other Person any Chattel, Money, or valuable Security, with Intent to cheat or defraud any Person of the same, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for the Term

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of Seven Years, or to suffer such other Punishment, by Fine or Imprisonment, or by both, as the Court shall award: Provided always, that if upon the Trial of any Person indicted for such Misdemeanor it shall be proved that he obtained the Property in question in any such Manner as to amount in Law to Larceny, he shall not by reason thereof be entitled to be acquitted of such Misdemeanor ; and no such lodictment shall be removeable by Certiorari; and no Person tried 'for such Misdemeanor shall be liable to be afterwards prosecuted for Larceny upon the same Facts.

Receivers of LIV. And, with regard to Receivers of stolen Property, be it stolen Properly' enacted, That if any Person shall receive any Chattel, Money, may be tried valuable Security, or other Property whatsoever, the stealing or either as Ac- taking whereof shall amount to a Felony, either at Common Law, cessories' after · or by virtue of this Act, such Person knowing the same to have the Fact, or been feloniously stolen or taken, every such Receiver shall be for a substan- guilty of Felony, and may be indicted and convicted either as an tive Felony. Accessory after the. Fact,, or for a substantive Felony, and in

the latter Case, whether the principal Felon shall or shall not have been previously convicted, or shall or shall not be amenable to Justice; and every such Receiver, howsoever convicted, shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for any Term not exceeding Fourteen Years nor less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Three Years, and, if a Male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court shall so think fit), in addition to such Imprisonment: Provided always, that no Person, howsoever tried for receiving as aforesaid, shall be liable to be prosecuted a Second Time for the same Offence.

If offence is a LV. And be it enacted, That if any person shall receive any Misdemeanor, Chattel, Money, valuable Security, or other Property. whatReceivers may soever, the stealing, taking, obtaining, or converting whereof is be prosecuted · made an indictable Misdemeanor by this Act, such Person knowfor same. ing the same to have been unlawfully stolen, taken, obtained, or

converted, every such Receiver shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and may be indicted and convicted thereof, whether the Person guilty of the principal Misdemeanor shall or shall not have been previously convicted thereof, or shall or shall not be amenable to Justice; and every such Receiver shall, on Conviction, be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for the Term of Seven Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Two Years, and, if a Male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court shall so think fit), in addition to such Imprisonment.

Receivers may LVI. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall receive any be tried where Chattel, Money, valuable Security, or other Property whatPrincipal is soever, knowing the same to have been feloniously or unlawfully triable, or stolen, taken, obtained, or converted, every such Person, whether where the Pro.

charged as an Accessory after the fact to the Felony, or with a perty is found substantive Felony, or with a Misdemeanor only, may be dealt in their Pose . with, indicted, tried, and punished in any County or Place in session.

which he shall have or shall have had any such Property in his

Possession, or in any County or Place in which the Party guilty of the principal Felony or Misdemeanor may by Law be tried, in the same

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