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Containing the TITLES of all

THE STATUTES,

Passed in the SECOND Session of the TWELFTH Parliament

OF

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland ;

6° & 7° GULIELMI IV.

PUBLIC GENERAL ACTS. 1. AN Act to apply certain Sums to the Service of the Year One

thousand eight hundred and thirty-six-seven. Page 1 2. An Act for raising the Sum of Fifteen Millions by Exchequer

Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-six-seven.

Ibid. 3. An Act for vesting the Office of Constable of the Castle of

Saint Briavels in the First Commissioner of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings; and for vesting the Office of Keeper of the Forest of Dean in the County of Gloucester in the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Lard Revenues, Works, and Buildings.

2 4. An Act to amend an Act of the last Session for abolishing Capital Punishments in Cases of Letter Stealing and Sacrilege.

3 5. An Act for carrying into further Execution Two Acts of His

present Majesty, relating to the Compensation for Slaves upon the Abolition of Slavery, and for facilitating the Distribution and Payment of such Compensation.

4 6. An Act for carrying into effect a Treaty made between His

Majesty and the Queen Regent of Spain for the Abolition of the Slave Ì'rade.

12 7. An Act to indemnify such Persons in the United Kingdom as

have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and for extending the Time limited for those Purposes respectively until the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven; to permit such Persons in Great Britain as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors to make and file the same on or before the First Day of Hilary Term One thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven; and to allow Persons to make and file such Affidavits, although the Persons A 2

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whom they served shall have neglected to take out their Annual
Certificates.

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8. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better

Payment of the Army and their Quarters.

Ibid.

9. An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Royal Marine

Forces while on Shore.

40

10. An Act to indemnify Witnesses who may give Evidence before

the Lords Spiritual and Temporal on a Bill to exclude the

Borough of Stafford from sending Burgesses to serve in Parlia-

ment.

44

11. An Act for the Registration of Aliens, and to repeal an Act

passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty for

that Purpose.

46

12. An Act for amending an Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign

of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act

for the better Regulation of Divisions in the several Counties of

England and Wales.

49

13. An Act to consolidate the Laws relating to the Constabulary

Force in Ireland.

50

14. An Act to amend the Laws relating to Bankrupts in Ireland.

72

15. An Act to amend an Act of the Fourth and Fifth Years of

His present Majesty, in order to enable certain Seamen belong-

ing to Shetland or Orkney to pay certain Sums of Money, pay-

able under that Act to the Seamen's Fund, at Lerwick in Shetland

or Kirkwall in Orkney.

117

16. An Act to revive and continue in force, until the First Day

of August One thousand eight hundred and forty, an Act of

the Legislature of Jamaica to explain and amend an Act for

the Abolition of Slavery in that Island, and in aid of the same.

120

17. An Act to make Provision for the better Administration of

Justice in certain of His Majesty's West India Colonies. 122

18. An Act to apply the Sum of Eight Millions, out of the Con-

solidated Fund, to the Service of the Year One thousand eight

hundred and thirty-six.

129

19. An Act for separating the Palatine Jurisdiction of the County

Palatine of Durham from the Bishoprick of Durham.

130

20. An Act for imposing certain Restrictions on the Renewal of

Leases by Ecclesiastical Persons.

132

21. An Act to provide that Persons in Scotland accused of Letter

Stealing shall not be entitled to Liberation on Bail unless in

certain Cases.

135

22. An Act to enable Bastards in Scotland to make Testaments.

136

23. An Act to continue for Three Years, and from thence to the

End of the then next Session of Parliament, the Acts for the

Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland.

Ibid.

24. An Act to render valid certain Marriages solemnized in a

Chapel of Ease, in the Parish of Wandsworth in the County of

Surrey, called Saint Ann's Chapel.

137

25. An Act for granting an additional Rate of Postage on Letters

between Great Britain and Ireland by way of Milford and

Waterford

139

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26. An Act for granting to His Majesty, until the Fifth Day of

July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, certain

Duties on Sugar imported into the United Kingdom, for the

Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.

Page 141

27. An Act for investing in Government Securities further Por.

tions of the Cash lying unemployed in the Bank of England

belonging to Bankrupts Estates.

143

28. An Act to enable Persons to make Deposits of Stock or Ex-

chequer Bills in lieu of giving Security by Bond to the Post-

master General, and Commissioners of Land Revenue, Customs,

Excise, Stamps, and Taxes.

146

29. An Act for improving the Police in the District of Dublin

Metropolis.

150

30. An Act to repeal so much of Two Acts of the Ninth and

Tenth Years of King George the Fourth as directs the Period of

the Execution and the Prison Discipline of Persons convicted of

the Crime of Murder.

167

31. An Act to amend an Act of His late Majesty King George

the Second, for the Encouragement of building of Chapels of

Ease in Ireland.

168

32. An Act for the Regulation of Benefit Building Societies. 172

33. An Act to amend and regulate the Law of Scotland as to

Erasures in Instruments of Sasine and of Resignation ad rema-

nentiam.

174

34. An Act to amend an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth

Years of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth for

the better Administration of Justice at the holding of Petty

Sessions by Justices of the Peace in Ireland.

175

35. An Act for further improving the Road between London and

Holyhead, by Coventry, Birmingham, and Shrewsbury. 182

36. An Act to amend an Act passed in the present Session of

Parliament, for consolidating the Laws relating to the Con-

stabulary Force in Ireland.

209

37. An Act to repeal the several Acts now in force relating to

Bread to be sold out of the City of London and the Liberties

thereof and beyond the Weekly Bills of Mortality and Ten Miles

of the Royal Exchange ; and to provide other Regulations for

the making and Sale of Bread, and for preventing the Adultera-

tion of Meal, Flour, and Bread, beyond the Limits aforesaid. 210

38. An Act to amend an Act passed in the Third and Fourth

Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act to

amend the Laws relating to Excise Licences, and to the Sale of

Il'ine, Spirits, Beer, and Cider by Retail, in Ireland. 226

29. An Act to continue for One Year, and from thence to the End

of the then next Session of Parliament, the several Acts relating

to the Importation and keeping of Arms and Gunpowder in

Ireland.

234

40. An Act to continue for One Year, and from thence to the End

of the then next Session of Parliament, the several Acts for regu-

lating the Turnpike Roads in Ireland.

235

41. An Act to abolish the Commissary Court of Edinburgh, and to

regulate the Mode of taking Proofs in Consistorial Causes in

Scotland.

236

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42. An Act to grant certain Powers to Heirs of Entail in Scotland,

and to authorize the Sale of Entailed Lands for the Payment of

certain Debts affecting the same.

Page 237

43. An Act to provide for the taking of Judicial Ratifications of

Scottish Deeds on Oath as heretofore.

244

44. An Act to continue the Laws for the Relief of Insolvent

Debtors in England until the First Day of June One thousand

eight hundred and thirty-seven, and from thence to the End of

the then next Session of Parliament.

245

45. An Act to transfer the Collection and Management of the

Duties in Great Britain on Horses let for Hire, and on Licences

relating to the same, from the Commissioners of Stamps and

Taxes to the Commissioners of Excise.

246

46. An Act to continue until the Thirty-first Day of December

One thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and from thence

to the End of the then next Session of Parliament, an Act of

the Ninth Year of His late Majesty, for the Administration of

Justice in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. 248

47. An Act to continue until the First Day of March One thousand

eight hundred and thirty-nine, and from thence to the End of

the then next Session of Parliament, the several Acts relating to

Insolvent Debtors in India.

Ibid.

48. An Act to indemnify the Governors and others of the Islands

of Antigua, Saint Christopher, Nevis, and Montserrat for having

permitted the Importation of certain Articles Duty-free. 249

49. An Act to enable the Master of the Rolls to demise Part of

the Rolls Estate to the Society of Judges and Serjeants. 250

50. An Act to authorize the placing of the Horse Patrol now

acting under the Authority of the Chief Magistrate of the

Public Office in Bow Street under the Authority of the Justices

appointed for the Metropolitan Police District.

251

51. An Act for converting the Richmond General Penitentiary into

one of the Prisons for the County of the City of Dublin, and to

amend the Law relating to Prisons in Ireland.

254

52. An Act to repeal the Duties and Drawbacks of Excise on

Paper printed, painted, or stained in the United Kingdom; and

to reduce the Duties, Allowances, and Drawbacks on Paper,

Button-board, Mill-board, Pasteboard, and Scale-board, made

in the United Kingdom, of the First Class ; and to discontinue

the Excise Survey on the Manufacturers of certain Articles made

from Paper, and on Dealers in and Retailers of Vinegar. 258

53. An Act for enabling His Majesty to grant Admiralty Juris-

diction to the Court of Judicature of Prince of Wales's Island,

Singapore, and Malacca.

268

54. An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to the

Conveyance of Newspapers by the Post.

Ibid.

55. An Act to amend the Laws relating to Loan Societies in Ire-

land.

278

56. An Act for regulating the Process of Cessio bonorum in the

Court of Session, and for extending the Jurisdiction of Sheriffs

in Scotland to such Cases.

287

57. An Act for the Prevention and Punishment of Offences com-

mitted by His Majesty's Subjects within certain Territories

adjacent to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.

293

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58. An

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