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Cap. 3, 4. Juries, Adjourned Quarter Sessims, summoning. I Vict. and Sixth Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act to carry into further Execution the Provisions of an Act passed in the Third and Fourth Years of His present Majesty, for compensating Oroners of Slaves upon the Abolition of Slavery, or in an Act of the Sixth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled 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, shall, so far as the same may be applicable, apply to this Act, in the same Manner as if they had been severally re-enacted herein.

III. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended, altered, or repealed by any Act to be passed in the present Session of Parliament.

Act may be altered, &c. this Session.

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Sessions.

CAP. IV. An Act to remove Doubts as to summoning Juries at Adjourned Quarter Sessions of the Peace.

[230 December 1837.] WHEREAS Doulsts have existed as to the Legality of

summoning Juries for the Trial of Prisoners at Ad* journed Quarter Sessions, and it is expedient to remove the

same: Be it therefore enacted and declared by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this

present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the Juries may be

same, That it is and shall be lawful for the Justices of the Peace summoned to for any County, Riding, Division, or Place within England and attend Ad.

Wales, in Quarter Sessions assembled, and for the Recorder of journed Quarter

any City or Borough at any Court of Quarter Sessions holden in and for the same, when to such Justices and Recorder respectively it shall seem meet, to direct the Clerk of the Peace to take the necessary Steps for causing Juries to be summoned to attend any Adjourned Court of Quarter Sessions for the Despatch of the Business of such Adjourned Quarter Sessions, in the same Manner as they may be now summoned to attend any General Quarter Sessions; and the Juries so summoned to attend any Adjourned Quarter Sessions shall have the same Duties and Powers as if they had been summoned to attend

any General Quarter Sessions : Provided always, that nothing to affect 6 G. 4. herein contained shall be construed to affect or alter Part

of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for consolidating and amend

ing the Laws relating to Jurors and Juries. Act may be II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That this Act may altered, &c. this Session,

be altered, amended, or repealed during the present Session.

This Act not

any

c. 50.

CAP. V.
An Act for the Relief of Quakers, Moravians, and
Separatists elected to Municipal Offices.

[230 December 1837.] WHEREAS in consequence of the conscientious Scruples

of Persons of the Persuasion of the People called Quakers, of Moravians, and Separatists, the Declaration pre• scribed by an Act of the Ninth Year of King George the · Fourth, intituled An Act for repealing so much of several Acts 9 G. 4. c. 17. as imposes the Necessity of receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper as a Qualification for certain Offices and Employments, on • accepting Office in Municipal Corporations, operates as a prac

tical Grievance, and to a certain Extent as a Disfranchisement • of Persons under the Influence of those Scruples, to the mani

fest Detriment of themselves and their fellow Subjects: And « whereas no Mischief or Inconvenience is likely to arise from

affording such Relief in relation to these Matters as is herein• after mentioned:' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That instead of the Declarations required to be subscribed in Instead of the the recited Act of the Ninth Year of King George the Fourth,

Declarations and in an Act of the Fifth and Sixth Years of King William 96. 4. c. 17.

required by the Fourth, intituled An Act for the Regulation of Municipal and 5 & 6 W. 4. Corporations in England and Wales, respectively, every Person 6. 76. the folof the Persuasion of the People called Quakers, and every ration to be Moravian, and Separatists, entertaining such conscientious made. Scruples as aforesaid, be permitted to make the following Declaration on accepting Office in any Municipal Corporation as Mayor, Alderman, or Councillor: :I

A. B., being one of the People called Quakers (or one Declaration.

of the Persuasion of the People called Quakers, or of the « United Brethren called Moravians, or of the Denomination • called Separatists, as the Case may be), having conscientious

Scruples against subscribing the Declaration contained in an • Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of King George the · Fourth, intituled An Act for repealing so much of several Acts

as imposes the Necessity of receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper as a Qualification for certain Offices and Employments,

do solemnly, sincerely, and truly declare and affirm, That I

will not exercise any Power or Authority or Influence which i I

may possess by virtue of the Office of ' to injure or weaken the Protestant Church as it is by Law

established in England, nor to disturb the said Church, or the

Bishops and Clergy of the said Church, in the Possession of 'any Right or Privileges to which such Church or the said . Bishops and Clergy may be by Law entitled.'

II. And be it enacted, That such Affirmation or Declaration such Declara. shall be of the saine Force and Effect as if the Person making tion to be of [No. 2. Price 2d.] B

the same Force

it

as that in
9 G. 4. c. 17.

it had made or subscribed the Declarations aforesaid as con-
tained in the said Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of King
George the Fourth and the Fifth and Sixth Years of King
William the Fourth respectively.

soners shall be

the Constabu.

ment.

CAP. VI.
An Act to regulate the Expences of conveying Pri-
soners in Ireland.

[23d December 1837.]
: WHEREAS no Provision is now by Law made for the

Expences attendant upon the Conveyance of Prisoners ¢ to or from Gaols or other Places of Confinement in Ireland, • and it is expedient to make such Provision :' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal,

and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by Expences of the Authority of the same, Thac the reasonable and necessary conveying Pri- Expences actually incurred by any Chief or other Constable or

Sub-Constable, Gaoler or other Person, in conveying any Pripaid by the Paymaster of soner to or from any County Gaol, or Bridewell, or House of

Correction in Ireland, or to or from any Assizes or Sessions
lary Force, and
repaid by Grand Court in Ireland, by Order of any Justice of the Peace or other
Jury Present- lawful Authority, or from any County Gaol to a District

Lunatic Asylum in Ireland, shall be defrayed by the Paymaster
of the Constabulary Force for the County, County of a City,
or County of a Town in which such Expences may be incurred,
out of any Funds in his Hands applicable to the Maintenance
of the said Constabulary Force; and the same shall be allowed
him in his Account, as if the same had been a Disbursement in
respect of the said Force, and be subject to the like Audit and
Examination; and the whole Amount of the Monies so from
Time to Time paid in liquidation of the Expences incurred in
the Conveyance of Prisoners in each County, County of a City,
or County of a Town, shall be stated in the Certificate which
the Inspector General of the said Force is now by Law required
to prepare, of the Monies chargeable on such County, County
of a City, or County of a Town, in respect of the said Con-
stabulary Force, and shall, over and above and in addition
to the Monies so chargeable on such County, County of a
City, or County of a Town in respect of the said Force, be
presented by the Grand Jury thereof to be levied off the
County at large, and when levied be paid over, together with
such Monies, to the proper Bank or Person appointed to receive

the same.
Act may be II. And be it enacted, That this Act may be altered or
altered this
Session.

repealed by any Act to be passed in this present Session of
Parliament.

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CAP. VII.
An Act to enable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's

Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Build-
ings to purchase Ground and Tenements required to
complete the Site for the new Houses of Parliament.

[23d December 1837.] WI

HEREAS, in order to obtain a Site sufficiently exten

sive for the Erection of the intended new Houses of • Parliament, and for the Approaches thereto, it will be expe• dient to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's

Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings to purchase, take, and use certain Houses, Wharfs, Buildings, • Ground, and Hereditaments situate in Abingdon Street, Little Abingdon Street, Parliament Place, and on the West Bank of the • River Thames, in the Parishes of Saint John the Evangelist and

Saint Margaret within the City and Liberty of Westminster in the County of Middlesez : And whereas a Map or Plan * describing the Houses, Wharfs, Buildings, Ground, and Pre• mises required to be purchased, taken, and used for the Pur

poses aforesaid under or by virtue of this Act, and a Book of • Reference containing a List of the Names of the Owners and • Occupiers of such Premises, have been made, for the Purpose of being .deposited at the Office of the Commissioners

of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and • Buildings : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That Plan of the the said Map or Plan and Book of Reference, after the same required Preshall have been authenticated by the Signature of the Right in the Custody Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons, shall be of the Comdeposited with and shall remain in the Custody of the said Com- missioners of missioners for the Time being of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings; and one Copy thereof Copies to be signed by the Speaker of the House of Commons shall be depo- deposited in the sited in the Parliament Office, and one other Copy so signed Office and with shall be deposited with the Clerk of the Peace of the City and the Clerk of the

Peace for InLiberty of Westminster, within One Month from the passing of

spection. this Act, to the end that all Persons may at all seasonable Times have Liberty to inspect and peruse the same, and to take Extracts or Copies thereof, at their Will and Pleasure, paying the Sum of One Shilling for every such Inspection, and at the Rate of Sixpence for every Seventy-two Words of such Copies or Extracts of the said Map or Plan and Book of Reference; and that the said Commissioners, in making the said Purchases, Alterations, and Improvements, shall not deviate more than Fifty Feet from the Lines described in the said Map or Plan, without the Consent and Approbation in Writing of the

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Person

Woods.

Execution of this Act.

Person or Persons, Bodies Politic, Corporate, or Collegiate,

through whose Lands or Premises such Deviation shall be made. Omissions or II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That if any of the Misnomers not Houses, Wharfs, Buildings, Ground, and Hereditaments reto prevent the

quired for the Purposes of this Act, or the Name or Names of
any of the Owners or Occupiers thereof respectively, shall
happen to be omitted, misnamed, or inaccurately described in
and by the Map or Plan or Book of Reference herein-before
mentioned, then and in such Case, if it shall appear to any
Two or more of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the
City and Liberty of Westminster, and be certified in Writing
under their Hands, that such Omission, Misnomer, or inaccu-
rate Description proceeded from Mistake, the same shall not
prevent or retard the Execution of this Act, but the same Pre-
mises, and every Part thereof, shall and may be purchased and
sold or assessed and valued in manner herein mentioned, and
conveyed, disposed of, and applied for and to the Purposes of
this Act, as fully and effectually as if the same was or were
properly named and described in the said Map or Plan or Book

of Reference.
Commissioners III. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said
of Woods, &c. Commissioners for the Time being of Her Majesty's Woods,
empowered to
treat for Pur-

Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings, and they are chase of Houses, hereby authorized and empowered, when they shall deem it Wharfs, &c.

necessary, by and out of the Monies applicable to the rebuild-
ing the said Two Houses of Parliament, and, by and with the
Consent and Approbation in Writing of the Lord High Trea-
surer or of the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord
High Treasurer, or any Three or more of them, to treat and
agree for the Purchase of any of the Houses, Wharfs, Buildings,
Ground, and Hereditaments described or comprised in the said
Map or Plan and Book of Reference, or in such Deviation as
herein-before mentioned, and of any subsisting Leases, Terms,
Estates, and Interests therein or Charges thereon, which the
said Commissioners may, by and with such Consent and Appro-
bation as aforesaid, deem necessary or expedient to be pur-,

chased for the Purposes aforesaid.
Two Commis- IV. And be it enacted, That all Acts, Matters, or Things
sioners em-

authorized or necessary to be done and executed by the said powered to act.

Commissioners for the Time being of Her Majesty's Woods,
Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings, for the Pur-
pose of carrying this Act into execution, may be done and
executed by any 'Two of them, and the same shall be as valid
and eflectual and shall have the same Force and Effect as if
such Acts, Matters, and Things had been done and executed by

all the said Commissioners.
Hereditaments, V. And be it enacted, That all Hereditaments, Estates, and
&c. to be con. Interests which may be purchased in pursuance of this Act
veyed to Her

shall be conveyed, assigned, and assured to or in Trust for Her Majesty.

Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in such Manner and Form
as the said Commissioners shall direct.

VI. And

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