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with or without Costs to either Party, as to the Court shall seem meet; and in case of the Dismissal of the Appeal, or the Affirmance of the Conviction, shall · order and adjudge the Offender to be punished according to the Conviction, and to pay such Costs as shall be awarded, and shall, if necessary, issue Process for enforcing such Judgment. No Certiorari, LXXIII. And, be it enacted, That no such Conviction or &c.

Adjudication made on Appeal therefrom shall be quashed for

Want of Form, or be removed by Certiorari or otherwise into any of His Majesty's superior Courts of Record; and no Warrant of Commitment shall be held void by reason of any Defect therein, provided it be therein alleged that the Party has been convicted, and there be a good and valid Conviction to sustain the same.

Convictions to LXXIV. And be it enacted, That every Justice of the Peace, be returned to before whom any person shall be convicted of any Offence Court of Ses, against this Act, shall transmit the Conviction to the next Court sions,

of General or Quarter Sessions which shall be holden for the County or Place wherein the Offence shall have been committed,

there to be kept by the proper Officer among the Records of the and kept as

Court; and upon any Indictment or Information against any Records.

Person for a subsequent Offence, a Copy of such Conviction,

certified by the proper Officer of the Court, or proved to be a A certified true Copy, shall be sufficient Evidence to prove a Conviction for Copy Evidence. the former Offence, and the Conviction shall be presumed to have

been unappealed against, until the contrary be shewu. Rule as to LXXV. And, for the Protection of Persons acting in the Proceedings Execution of this Act, be it enacted, That all Actions and Proagainst Pero secutions to be commenced against any Person for any thing done sons acting un. in pursuance of this Act shall be laid and tried in the County der this Act. where the Fact was committed, and shall be commenced within

Six Calendar Months after the fact committed, and not otherNotice of Ac wise; and Notice in Writing of such Action, and of the Cause tion.

thereof, shall be given to the Defendant One Calendar Month at Pleadings. least before the Commencement of the Action; and in any such

Action the Defendant may plead the General Issue, and give this, Act and the special Matter in Evidence at any Trial to be had thereupon; and no Plaintiff shall recover in any such Action if Tender of sufficient Amends shall have been made before such Action brought, or if a sufficient Sum of Money shall have been paid into Court after such Action brought, by or on behalf of the Defendant; and if a Verdict shall pass for the Defendant, or the Plaintiff shall become nopsuit, or discontinue any such Action after Issue joined, or if, upon Demurrer or otherwise, Judgment shall be given against the Plaintiff, the Defendant shall recover his full Costs as between Attorvey and Client, and have the like Remedy for the same as any Defendant hath by Law in other Cases ; and though a Verdict shall be given for the Plaintiff in any such Action, such Plaintiff shall not have Costs against the Defendant, unless the Judge before whom the Trial shall be shall certify his Approbation of the Action, and of the Verdict obtained thereupon., .

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LXXVI. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing Act not to exin this Act contained shall extend to Scotland or Ireland, except tend to Scotas follows ; ( that is to say, ) that if any Person, having stolen or land or Ireland, otherwise feloniously taken any Chattel, Money, valuable Security, except in Two or other Property whatsoever, in any one Part of the United Cases. Kingdom, shall afterwards have the same Property in his Possession in any other Part of the United Kingdom, he may be dealt with, indicted, tried, and punished for Larceny or Theft in that part of the United Kingdom where he shall so have such Property, in the same Manner as if he had actually stolen or taken it in that Part; and if any Person in any one Part of the United Kingdom shall receive, or have any Chattel, Money, valuable Security, or other Property whatsoever, which shall have been stolen or otherwise feloniously taken in any other part of the United Kingdom, such Person knowing the said Property to have been stolen or otherwise feloniously taken, he may be dealt with, indicted, tried, and punished for such Offence in that part of the United Kingdom where he shall so receive" or have the said Property, in the same Manner as if it had been originally stolen or taken in that Part.

· LXXVII. And be it enacted, That where any Felony or Mis- To extend to demeanor punishable under this Act, shall be committed within Offences comthe Jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England, the same shall be mitted within dealt with, inquired of, tried, and determined in the same Man- the Admiralty ner as any other Felony or Misdemeanor committed within that Jurisdiction. Jurisdiction.

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MALICIOUS INJURIES, SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GEO. IV. CAP. XXX. AN ACT FOR CONSOLIDATING AND AMENDING THE LAWS in EngLAND RELATIVE TO MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PROPERTY,

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WHEREAS various Statutes now in force in that part of the United Kingdom called England, relative to malicious Injuries to Property, are by an Act of the present Session of Parliament repealed, from and after the last Day of June in the present Year, except as to Offences committed before or upon that Day; and it is expedient that the Provisions contained in those Statutes should be amended and consolidated into this Act, to take effect at the same Time as the said repealing Act: Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Tem

poral, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and Commencement by the Authority of the same, That this Act shall commence on of Act.

the First Day of July in the present Year.

Setting fire to II. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawfully and a Church, Cha. maliciously set fire to any Church or Chapel, or to any Chapel for pel, House, or the Religious Worship of Persous dissenting from the United other Building, Church of England and Ireland, duly registered or recorded, or with Intent to shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any House, Stable,

de Coach-house, Outhouse, Warehouse, Office, Shop, Mill, Maltfraud.

house, Hop Oast, Barn, or Granary, or to any Building or

Erection used in carrying on any Trade or Manufacture, or any Branch thereof, whether the same or any of them respectively shall then be in the Possession of the Offender, or in the Possession of any other Person, with Intent thereby to injure or defraud any Person, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon.

Destroying III. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawfully Goods in pro- and maliciously cut, break, or destroy, or damage with Intent to cess of Manu destroy or to render useless, any Goods or Article of Silk, Woollen, facture.

Linen, or Cotton, or of any one or more of those Materials

mixed with each other, or mixed with any other Material, or any Framework-knitted Piece, Stocking, Hose, or Lace respectively, being in the Loom or Frame, or on any Machine or Engine, or on the Rack or Tenters, or in any Stage, Process, or Progress of Manufacture; or shall unlawfully and maliciously cut, break, or destroy, or damage, with Intent to destroy or to render useless, any Warp or Shute of Silk, Woollen, Linen, or Cotton, or of any one or more of those Materials mixed with each other, or 'mixed with any other

Material, Material, or any Loom, Frame, Machine, Engine, Rack, Tackle, Machines and or Implement, whether fixed or moveable, prepared for or em- Implements. ployed in carding, spinping, throwing, weaving, fulling, shearing, or otherwise manufacturing or preparing any such Goods or Articles; or shall by Force enter into any House, Shop, Building, or Place, Entering any with Intent to commit any of the Offences aforesaid, every such Building by » Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, Force, with shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported Intent to com beyond the Seas for Life, or for any Term not less than Seven mit such OfYears, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Four fences. . 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.

IV. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawfully Damaging and maliciously cut, break, or destroy, or damage with Intent to Threshing Madestroy, or to render useless, any Threshing Machine, or any chines or other Machine or Engine, whether fixed or moveable, prepared for Engines. or employed in any Manufacture whatsoever (except the Manufacture of Silk, Woollen, Linen, or Cotton Goods, or Goods of any one or more of those Materials mixed with each other, or mixed with any other Material, or any Framework-knitted Piece, Stocking, Hose, or Lace), every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall 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. :

of the Discrepen Years, or to be one frit), in add

V. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any Mine of Coal or Cannel Coal, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon.

Setting fire to a Coal Mine.

VI. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawfully and Destroying or maliciously cause any Water to be conveyed into any Mine, or damaging any into any subterraneous Passage communicating therewith, with Mine or Works Intent thereby to destroy or damage such Mine, or to hinder or connected there. delay the working thereof, or shall, with the like Intent, un- with. lawfully and maliciously pull down, fill up, or obstruct any Airway, Water-way, Drain, Pit, Level, or Shaft of or belonging to any Mine, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall 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: Provided always, that this Provision shall not . Exception. extend to any Damage committed ander Ground by any Owner of any adjoining Mine in working the same, or by any Person duly employed in such working

VII. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawfully Destroying and maliciously pull down or destroy, or damage with Intent to Steain Engine destroy or to reuder useless, any Steam Engine or other Engine or Erection, $e.

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used for work- for sinking, draining, or working any Mine, or any Staith, Building any Mine, ing, or Erection used in conducting the Business of any Mine, whether finish. or any Bridge, Waggon-way, or Trunk for conveying Materials ed or not. from any Mine, whether such Engine, Staith, Building, Erection,

Bridge, Waggon-way, or Trunk be completed or in an unfinished State, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to any of the Punishments which the Court may award, as herein-before last mentioned.

Rioters de VIII. And be it enacted, That if any Persons, riotously and molishing tumultuously assembled together to the Disturbance of the Public Church, Cha Peace, shall unlawfully and with Force demolish, pull down, or pel, House, destroy, or begin to demolish, pull down, or destroy, any Church Building, or or Chapel, or any Chapel for the Religious Worship of Persons Machinery. dissenting from the United Church of England and Ireland, duly

registered or recorded, or any House, Stable, Coach-house, Outhouse, Warehouse, Office, Shop, Mill, Malthouse, Hop Oast, Barn, or Granary, or any Building or Erection used in carrying on any Trade or Manufacture, or any Branch thereof, or any Machinery, whether fixed or moveable, prepared for or employed in any Manufacture, or in any Branch thereof, or any Steam Engine or other Engine for sinking, draining, or working any Mine, or any Staith, Building, or Erection used in conducting the Business of any Mine, or any Bridge, Waggon-way, or Trunk for conveying Materials from any Mine, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon.

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Setting fire to IX. And be it enacted, That if any person shall unlawfully or destroying a and maliciously set fire to, or in anywise destroy any Ship or Ship, to pre Vessel, whether the same be complete or in an unfinished State,

or shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to, cast away, or in interested in

anywise destroy any Ship or Vessel, with Intent thereby to presame.

judice any Owner or Part Owner of such Ship or Vessel, or of

any Goods on board the same, or any Person that hath underwritten or shall underwrite any Policy of Insurance upon such Ship or Vessel, or on the Freight thereof, or upon any Goods on board the same, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon.

Otherwise than X. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawfully and by Fire. maliciously damage, otherwise than by Fire, any Ship or Vessel,

whether complete or in an unfinished State, with Intent to destroy the same, or to render the same useless, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall 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.

Exhibiting false Signals to u Ship, or de stroying any Purt of a ship.

XI. And be it enacted, That if any person shall exhibit any false Light or Signal, with Intent to bring any Ship or Vessel into Dauger, or shall unlawfully and maliciously do any thing tending to the immediate Loss or Destruction of any Ship or Vessel in Distress, or destroy any Part of any Ship or Vessel

which

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