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offices towards the said public officers' widows' and orphans' fund; and it shall not be lawful for the Receiver-General and Treasurer to make any such deductions therefrom, any law now in force within these islands to the contrary notwithstanding.

II. That if any person contributing to the public officers' widows' and orphans' fund of this colony under the herein beforerecited Acts shall at any time signify to the President of these islands, in writing, his desire to be allowed to discontinue contributing to the said fund, and his willingness to forego any rights or claims that may have arisen from such contributions, such person, on ceasing to be a contributor, shall be entitled to receive back one moiety of all the contributions that he shall have made to such fund, and it shall not be lawful for such person again to become a contributor to the said widows' and orphans' fund, nor for himself or any one through him to be entitled to any further advantage therefrom.

DIVISION II. PENSIONS AND RETIRING ALLOW-
ANCES.

No. 4. Ord. No. 4, 1857.

No. 5.-ORDINANCE No. 22 of 1860.

No. 5.

1860.

An Ordinance for granting a Retiring Allowance to William Hamilton, Ord. No. 22, Esquire, Provost Marshal, Police Magistrate, and Port Officer of these Islands. (Passed 8th June, 1860. Confirmed 17th

Oct., 1860.)

I. That upon the resignation of the said William Hamilton, Esquire, of the several offices now held by him, there shall be allowed and paid to him during the term of his life out of the Public Treasury of these islands, by warrant in the usual manner, a retiring allowance at and after the rate of One hundred and fifty pounds per annum.

II. That for and during the period that such retiring allowance shall continue payable to the said William Hamilton, the Police Magistrate for this Presidency shall receive a salary at and after the rate of One hundred and fifty pounds per annum for discharging the duties of the combined offices of Provost Marshal and Police Magistrate, subject to the provisions of the 28th section of Ordinance No. 12 of 1855 respecting the fees of the Police Magistrate.

One moiety of contribution may be re

turned to any Officer ceasing to contribute.

WH

HEREAS William Hamilton, Esquire, Provost Marshal, Po- PREAMBLE. lice Magistrate, and Port Officer of these islands, has been in the colonial service in Her Majesty's colonial possessions for a period of more than thirty years, and being desirous, in consequence of his age and infirmities, of retiring from service, it is just and proper that a sufficient provision should be made for him for the remainder of his life; May it, &c.,

III. That so much of the first section of Ordinance No. 11 of 1849 as provides that the lighthouse shall be under the direction, superintendence, and management of a port officer, also the seventh section of the said Ordinance shall be, and they are hereby repealed.

No. 1. Act 3 Vic. c. 11.

No. 2. Act 3 Vic. c. 12.

No. 3. Act 10 Vic. c. 14.

No. 4. Act 11 Vic. c. 1.

No. 5. Ord. No. 8, 1849.

CLASS VIII.

ANNUAL SALARIES.

No. 1.-3 Vic. ch. 11. An Act for the Support of Her Majesty's
Government within these Islands. (24th Dec., 1839.)

The only salaries now payable under this Act are,

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No. 2.-3 Vic, ch. 12. An Act to amend an Act, entitled “® Åd for the Support of Her Majesty's Government within these Is lands." (3rd Feb., 1840.)

By this Act, the 3 Vic. ch. 11 is continued in force from and after the expiration of the period of seven years for which it was originally passed for and during the continuance of Her present Majesty's reign, and for Six months after the close thereof.

No. 3.-10 Vic. ch. 14. An Act to amend an Act, entitled “As
Act for the Support of Her Majesty's Government within these
Islands." (26th Feb., 1847.)

By virtue of this Act the sum of £5 is given to the keeper of the
Court-house.

No. 4.-11 Vic. ch. 1. An Act to authorize the Separation of the Is lands commonly called the Turks Islands, &c. from the Bahama Government. (22nd March, 1848.)

By section 10 of this Act the sum of £800 per annum is fixed as the salary of the President of these islands.

No. 5.-ORDINANCE No. 8 of 1849.

An Ordinance to provide for the appointment of the Officers of the Public Revenue, and for other purposes. (Passed 10th July, 1849. Confirmed 5th Nov., 1851.)

By section 25 of this Ordinance the following salaries are given to the officers of the Revenue Department :

£
8. d.

Receiver-General

- 300 0 0

200 0 0

Assistant Receiver-General
Revenue officer acting as warehouse-keeper and clerk
to Receiver-General

Revenue officer at Cockburn Harbour

Other Revenue officers, each

175 0 0 40 0 0 - 60 0 0

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No. 6.-ORDINANCE No. 1 of 1852.

An Ordinance to provide a permanent Salary for the Judge of the
Supreme Court. (Passed 16th July, 1852. Confirmed 23rd
Feb., 1853.)

W

HEREAS the office of Judge of the Supreme Court has, since PREamble, the separation of these islands from the Bahama Government, become of greater responsibility than heretofore by reason of the said separation; And whereas there have been granted for three successive years, in furtherance of an increased remuneration to the said Judge, a salary of One hundred pounds in addition to the salary provided by law; and whereas Her Majesty's Government has recommended that a permanent salary should be provided for the said office, and in order that the person hereafter to be appointed by Her Majesty from time to time as Judge of the Supreme Court may be apprised of the actual salary he will receive upon his entering the duties of his said office; And whereas it is expedient to increase the emoluments of the office aforesaid and to make provision therefor; May it, &c., That from and after the allowance of this Ordinance there shall be paid to the Judge of the Supreme Court, out of the Public Treasury of these islands, in monthly payments in the usual manner, a salary at and after the rate of Four hundred and thirty pounds in lieu of all salary and emoluments whatsoever as ordinary of this Presidency and as Judge of the said Court as hitherto provided under the authority of the Acts of the Bahama Legislature 2nd Victoria, chapter 8th, and 10th Victoria, Parts of the Bahama Acts chapter 14th, which said Acts are hereby repealed so far only as 2nd Vic. c. 8, relates to the salary of the said Judge. And that all costs and and 10th Vic. emoluments now received or coming into his hands by virtue of c. 14, repealed. such offices shall be by him duly accounted for and paid quarterly into the Public Treasury in aid of the general revenue: Provided nevertheless, that upon death, resignation, or other removal from office of the present Judge of the Supreme Court, the payment of the salary granted by this Ordinance shall be suspended, unless the person so appointed to the office of Judge of the said Court be a barrister of Great Britain or Ireland.

No. 7.-ORDINANCE No. 7 of 1852.

An Ordinance to provide Fixed Salaries for the Colonial Secretary and
the Private Secretary or Clerk in the office of the Officer admi-
nistering the Government, &c. (Passed 4th Sept., 1852.
Confirmed 24th Sept., 1853.)

By section 3 the following salaries are made payable :

:

£

To the Colonial Secretary, ex-officio registrar of deeds
and clerk of the Council

To the Private Secretary

See Ordinance, ante, Part VIII., Class II., No. 3.

8. d.

350 0 0
150 0 0

No. 6. Ord. No. 1, 1852.

Salary for the Judge of the Supreme Court £430.

Judge of the Supreme

Court to be a
Barrister of

Great Britain
or Ireland,

No. 7. Ord. No. 7, 1852.

No. 8. Ord. No. 4, 1853.

No. 10. Ord. No. 7, 1855.

No. 11. Ord. No. 12, 1855.

No. 8.-ORDINANCE No. 4 of 1853.

An Ordinance to enable the President of the Turks and Caicos Islands
to appoint an Inspector and Head Master over the Public
Schools, also Masters and Teachers for the same, and for other
purposes therein mentioned. (Passed 29th Oct., 1853. Con-
firmed 6th April, 1854.)

No. 9.

No. 9.-ORDINANCE No. 5 of 1854.

1854.

Ord. No. 5, An Ordinance to Establish a Post-office within the Turks and Caicos Islands. (Passed 14th July, 1854. Confirmed 11th Dec, 1854.)

By section 12 a sum not exceeding £450 per annum is granted for school purposes, and a sum not less than £180, and not more than £200 per annum, is granted for the inspector and head

master.

By section 3 of this Ordinance the sum of £50 per annum is granted to a postmaster.

No. 10.-ORDINANCE No. 7 of 1855.

An Ordinance to consolidate and amend the several Laws at present in
force regulating the Division of Parishes within these Islands,
dc. (Passed 5th July, 1855. Confirmed 21st Feb., 1856.)
By section 17 the following annual salaries are payable :—

Rector of St. Thomas' parish
House lowance

Any future rector, for salary and house-rent
Clerk of the parish of St. Thomas
Sexton of the said parish

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No. 11.-ORDINANCE No. 12 of 1855.

An Ordinance to Regulate the Police, &c. (Passed 31st Oct. 1855.
Confirmed 20th March, 1856.)

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the constables at Salt Cay not exceeding, each

the constables at the Caicos not exceeding, each

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So long as the pension to the last occupant continues payable, the stipend to be received by the Police Magistrate is £150. See ante, Part IX., No. 5.

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No. 12.-ORDINANCE No. 7 of 1860.

An Ordinance to provide Assistance in aid of the Establishment of a Resident Wesleyan Methodist Minister at Salt Cay. (Passed 13th April, 1860. Confirmed 5th Sept., 1860.)

By this Ordinance a sum of £80 per annum is voted for the purpose above mentioned.

No. 13.-ORDINANCE No. 9 of 1860.

An Ordinance to Establish and Regulate a Public Bank for the Turks and Caicos Islands. (Passed 17th of April, 1860. Confirmed 25th July, 1860.)

By this Ordinance the cashier of the Bank is to receive the entire profits until they amount to £200.

No. 14.-ORDINANCE No. 15 of 1860.

An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 7 of 1855, &c. (Passed 1st
May, 1860. Confirmed 17th Oct., 1860.)

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By this Ordinance the following salaries are payable :

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No. 15.-ORDINANCE No. 19 of 1860.

An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 5 of 1854, &c. (Passed 29th May, 1860. Confirmed 14th June, 1861.)

By section 6 of this Ordinance the Deputy Postmaster at Salt Cay is to receive £10 per annum.

The Deputy Postmaster at Cockburn Harbour £5 per annum.

No. 11.-ORDINANCE No. 3 of 1856.

An Ordinance to provide for the Prospective Reduction of certain
Official Salaries and Allowances. (Passed 3rd July, 1856.
Confirmed 18th March, 1857.)

No. 12. Ord. No. 7, 1860.

No. 13. Ord. No. 9, 1860.

No. 14. Ord. No. 15, 1860.

No. 15. Ord. No. 19, 1860.

No. 11.

Ord. No. 3, 1856.

W

HEREAS it is expedient that the rates of salary and allow- PREAMBLE. ances now payable to certain of the public officers of this Presidency should, on the death, resignation, or other removal from office of the said officers respectively, be reduced to a scale better suited to the exigencies of the colony; May it therefore

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