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levied, and such Treasurer is hereby required to pay the same, as also any other Sum ordered to be paid by him by virtue of this Act, out of any Public Money which shall then be in his Hands, or shall come into his Hands before the next General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the said County, Riding, or Division; and if there be not sufficient Money for that Purpose before such Sessions, he shall give Notice thereof to the Justices of the Peace at such Sessions, who shall proceed in the Manner herein-after mentioned,

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Expences of VII. And, for the purpose of indemnifying the High Constable High Constable and the County Treasurer, be it enacted, That if such High Conmay be allowed stable of the Hundred or other District sued shall produce and by Justices.

prove before any Two Justices of the Peace of the County,

Riding, or Division, residing in or acting for such Hundred or District, an Account of the just and necessary Expences which he shall have incurred in consequence of any such Action as aforesaid, such Justices shall make an Order for the Payment thereof upon the Treasurer of the County, Riding, or Division in which such Hundred or District shall be situate; and if in any such Action Judgment shall be given against the Plaintiff, the High Constable shall in like Manner be reimbursed for the just and necessary Expences by him incurred in consequence of such Action, over and above the taxed Costs to be paid by the Plaintiff in such Case; and if it shall be proved to any Two such Justices that the Plaintiff in the Action is insolvent, so that the High Constable can have no Relief as to such taxed Costs, such Justices shall make

an Order upon the Treasurer of the County, Riding, or Division And paid by

as aforesaid, for the Payment of the Amount of such taxed Costs; County Treu- and the Justices of the Peace at the next General or Quarter

Sessions of the Peace to be holden for any such County, Riding, or Division, or any Adjournment thereof,' shall direct such Sum

or Sums of Money as shall have been paid or ordered to be paid An extra Rate by the Treasurer by virtue of any such Warrant or Order as to be raised for herein-before meutioned, to be raised on the Hundred or other sume on the like District against the Inhabitants of which any such Action Hundred. shall have been brought, over and above the general Rate to be

paid by such Hundred or District in common with the rest of the County, Riding, or Division, under the Acts relating to County Rates ; and such Sum or Sums shall be raised in the Manner directed by those Acts, and shall be forthwith paid over to the Treasurer. Remedy to be VIII. And whereas it is expedient to provide a summary Mode summary when

of Proceeding where the Damage is of small Amount; be it Damage does therefore enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any Persou to * not exceed 301. commence any Action against the Inhabitants of

any

Hundred or other like District, where the Damage alleged to have been sustained by reason of any of the Offences in this Act mentioned shall not exceed the Sum of Thirty Pounds, but the Party damnified shall, within Seven Days

after the Commission of the Offence, give a Notice in Writing of Notice to High his Claim for Compensation, according to the Form in the ScheConstable.

dule hereunto annexed, to the High Constable or some One of the High Constables (if there be more than One) of the Hundred or other like District in which the Offences shall have been

committed; and such High Constable shall, within Seven Days exhibit sume to after the Receipt of the Notice, exhibit the same to some Two Two Justices. Justices of the Peace of the County, Riding, or Division in which such Hundred or District shall be situate, residing in or

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acting for such Hundred or District, and they shall thereupon appoint a Special Petty Session of all the Justices of the Peace Special Sessions of the County, Riding, or Division, acting for such Hundred or District, to be holden

within not less than Twenty nor more than Thirty Days next after the Exhibition of such Notice, for the Purpose of hearing and determining any Claim which may be then and there brought before them on account of any such Damage ; and such High Constable shall, within Three Days after such Appointment, give Notice Claimant to in Writing to the Claimant, of the Day and Hour and Place ap- have Notice; pointed for holding such Petty Session, and shall within Ten likewise all Days give the like Notice to all the Justices acting for such Justices of the Hundred or District ; and the Claimant is hereby required to

Hundred. cause a Notice in Writing, in the Form in the Schedule 'hereunto annexed, to be placed on the Church or Chapel Door, or other uffix Notice of conspicuous Part of the Parish, Township, or Place in which his Claim on such Damage shall have been sustained, on Two Sundays pre

Church Door. ceding the Day of holding such Petty Session.

IX. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Justices, Such Cases may not being less than Two, at such Petty Session or any Adjourn- be settled by ment thereof, to hear and examine upon Oath or Affirmation the Two or more Claimant, and any of the Inhabitants of the Hundred or other Justices at like District, and their several Witnesses, concerning any such Petty Sessions, Offence, and the Damage sustained thereby; and thereupon the said Justices, or the major part of them, if they shall find that the Claimant has sustained any Damage by means of any such Offence, shall make an Order for Payment of the Amount of such Damage to him, together who may order with his reasonable Costs and Charges, and also an Order for

Damages and Payment of the Costs and Charges (if any) of the High Con

Charges to be stable or Inhabitants, and shall direct such Order or Orders to paid by County the Treasurer of the County, Riding, or Division in which such Treasurer. Hundred or District shall be situate, who shall pay the same to the Party or Parties therein named, and shall be reimbursed for the same in the Manner herein-before directed.

X. And be it enacted, That if any High Constable shall refuse Penalty on or neglect to exhibit or give such Notice as is required in any of High Constable Cases aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the Party damnified to sue for Neglect. him for the Amount of the Damage sustained, such Amount to be recovered by an Action on the Case, together with full Costs of Suit. • XI. And be it enacted, That every Action or summary Claim Proceeding in to recover Compensation for the Damage caused to any Church or case of Damage Chapel by any of the Offences in this Act mentioned, shall be

to a Church or brought in the Name of the Rector, Vicar, or Curate of such

Chapel. Church or Chapel, or in case there be no Rector, Vicar, or Curate, then in the Names of the Church or Chapelwardens, if there be any such, and if not, in the Name or Names of any one or more of the Persons in whom the Property of such Chapel may be vested; and the Amount recovered in any such case shall be applied in the rebuilding or repairing such Church or Chapel ; and where any of the Offences in this Act oned shall be committed on any Property belonging to a

Property beo Body Corporate, such Body may recover Compensation against longing to a

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the Hundred or other like District, in the same Manner and subject to the same Conditions as any Person damnified is by this Act enabled to do: Provided always, that the several Conditions which are herein-before required to be performed by or on behalf of any Person damnified, may, in the case of a Body Corporate, be performed by any Officer of such Body on behalf thereof, County-Touns, XII. And whereas the Offences for which Compensation is Liberties, &c. granted by virtue of this Act may be committed in Counties, of liable like Cities and Towns, or in such Liberties, Franchises, Cities, Hundreds. Towns, and Places, as either do not contribute at all to the

Payment of any County Rate, or contribute thereto, but not as being Part of any Hundred or other like District; and it is expedient to provide for all such Cases; be it therefore enacted, That where any of the Offences in tbis Act mentioned shall be committed in a County of a City or Town, or in any such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place, the Inhabitants thereof shall be liable to yield Compensation in the same Manner, and under the same Conditions and Restrictions in all respects, as the Inhabitants of the Hundred, and every thing in this Act in anywise relating to a Hundred, or to the Inhabitants thereof, shall equally apply to every County of a City, or Town, and to every such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, and Place, and to the Inhabitants thereof; and where the Justices of the Peace of the County, Riding, or Division are excluded from holding Jurisdiction in any such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place, in every such Case all the Powers, Authorities, and Duties by this Act given to or imposed on such Justices, shall be exercised and performed by the Justices of the Peace of the Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place in which the Offence shall be committed ; and where the Offence shall be committed in a County of a City or Town, all the like Powers, Authorities, and Duties shall be exercised and performed by the Justices of the Peace of such County of a City or Town; and in every Action to be brought or summary Claim to be preferred under this Act against the Inhabitants of a County of a City or Town, or of any such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place,

the Process for Appearance in the Action, and the Notice reProcess to be quired in the Case of the Claim, shall be served upon some one

Peace Officer of such County, Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, Peace Officer

or Place; and all Matters wbich by this Act the High Constable of sume.

of a Hundred is authorized or required to do in either of such Cases, shall be done by the Peace Officer so served, who shall have the same Powers, Rights, and Remedies as such High Constable has by virtue of this Act, and shall be subject to the same Liabilities ; and shall, notwithstanding the Expiration of his Office, continue to act for all the Purposes of this Act until the Termination of all Proceedings in and consequent upon such Action or Claim; but if he shall die before such Termination, his Successor 'shall act in his Stead.

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Provision for XIII. And, for securing the due Execution of Writs in the executing Writs Cinque Ports, and in Places where Writs are directed to other in Cinque Ports Officers than the Sheriff, and in Liberties where the Sheriff is and other Li

not warranted in executiug Writs, be it enacted, That all other berties.

such Officers to whom any Writ of Execution under this Act

shall be directed, by whatsoever Name they shall be known, shall have the same Power of granting a Warrant for Payment of the Sum by such Writ directed to be levied as is hereby given to the Sheriff iu case of a Writ of Execution directed to him; and that every Sheriff and other

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such Officer as aforesaid shall have Authority to grant his. Warrant under this Act, notwithstanding the Offence shall have been committed in, or the Treasurer or other Person to whom such Warrant shall be directed shall, reside or be in, any Liberty where the Sheriff or Officer is not warranted in executing Writs.

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XIV. And as to the Mode of Payment and Reimbursement

As to Payments under this Act in such Liberties, Franchises, Cities, Towns, and

in Liberties, Places as contribute to the Payment of the County Rate, but not Cities, and

Towns not as being Part of any Hundred, be it enacted, That the Warrant of the Sheriff or other Officer upon any Writ of Execution against the Inhabitants of any such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or

Hundred, but Place, and every Order of Justices for Payment to the Party contributing

to the County damnified therein, or to the Peace Officer or Inhabitants thereof,

Rate. by virtue of this Act, shall be directed to the Treasurer of the County, Riding, or Division in which such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town; or Place shall be situate, who is hereby required to pay the same; and the Justices of the Peace of such County, Riding, or Division, at their next General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace, or any Adjournment thereof, shall direct such Sum or Sums of Money as shall have been so paid or ordered to be paid by the Treasurer to be raised on such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town or Place, over and above the general Rate to be paid by the same in common with the rest of the County, Riding, or Division, under the Acts relating to County Rates, and such Sum or Sums shall be raised in the Manner directed by those Acts, and shall be forthwith paid over to the Treasurer.

XV. And as to the Mode of Payment and Reimbursement In Counties of under this Act in Counties of Cities and Towns, and in such Cities, Towns, Liberties, Franchises, Cities, Towns, and Places as do not con- &c. not having tribute to the Payment of the general County Rate, be it enacted, County Rate. Tliat all Sums of Money payable either by virtue of any Warrant of the Sheriff or other Officer, or of any Order or Orders arising out of any Action of summary Claim against the Inhabitants of any County of a City or Town, or of any such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place, shall be paid out of the Rate (if any) in the Nature of a County To be paid out Rate, or out of any Fund applicable to similar Purposes, where of any similar there is such a Rate or Fund therein, by the Treasurer or other Fund, if any. Officer having the Collection or Disbursement of such Rate or Fund; and where there is no such Rate or Fund in such County, Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place, the same shall be paid out of the Rate or Fund for the Relief of the Poor of the particular Parish, But if none, Township, District, or Precinct therein, where the Offence was 'out of Poor committed, by the Overseers or other Officers having the Collec- Rate. tion or Disbursement of such last-mentioned Rate or Fund; and in every such Case the Warrant and Orders shall be directed and delivered to such Treasurer, Overseers, or other Officers respectively, instead of the Treasurer of the County, Riding, or Division, as the Case may require.

XVI. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing herein contained shall extend to Scotland or Ireland.

Act not to extend to Scotlund or Ireland.

SCHEDULE.

FORM of NOTICE to the High Constable of a Hundred or other like

District, or to the Peace Officer of a County of a City or Town, or of a Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place.

To the High Constable (or to

of, &c. [ or to

One of the High Constables ] a Peace Officer of, &c.]

I HEREBY give you Notice, That I intend to claim Compensation from the Inhabitants of ( here specify the Hundred or other like District, or County of a City, &c., or Liberty, Franchise, &c. as the Case may be ], on account of the Damage which I have sustained by means of [ here state the Offence, the Time and Place where it was committed, and the Nature and Amount of the Damage ] ; and I hereby require you, within Seven Days after your Receipt of this Notice, to exhibit the same to some Two Justices of the Peace of the County (Riding or Division ) of

residing in or acting for the said Hundred, &c. [ or if in a Liberty, Franchise, 8c. where the Justices of the County, Riding, or Division have no Jurisdiction, then say, to some Two Justices of the Peace of, naming the Liberty, Franchise, 8c.], [or if in a County of a City, &c. then say, to some Two Justices of the Peace of, naming the County of the City, &c.], in order that they may appoint a Time and Place for holding a Special Petty Session to hear and determine my Claim for Compensation by virtue of an Áct passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws in England relative to Remedies against the Hundred ; and you are required to give me Notice of the Day, Hour, and Place appointed for holding such Petty Session within Three Days after the Justices shall have appointed the same. Given under my Hand this

Day of in the Year of our Lord

(Signed) A.B.

FORM of NOTICE to be placed on the Church or Chapel-Door or

other conspicuous Part of the Parish, Township, or Place, (as the Case

may be ).

on the

I HEREBY give Notice, That I shall apply for Compensation to the Justices of the Peace at a Special Petty Sessions to be holden at

Day of

next, at the Hour of

in the Forenoon, on account of the Damage which I have sustained by means of [here state the Offence, the Time and Place where it was 'committed, and the Nature and Amount of the Damage, in the same Manner as in the same preceding Form.] Given under my Hand this

Day of in the Year of our Lord

( Signed ) A.B.

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