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on the consolidated fund. Monies fo issued to be replaced out of the first fupplies. Bank of England authorised to advance the said sum on the credit of this act; an act 5 & 6 Gul. & Mariæ notwithstanding.

CAP. XVI. An act for raising a further sum of money, by loans or exchequer bills,

for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, Commissioners of the treasury may raise 2,000,000l. hy loans and exchequer bills, before Jan. 5, 1793, in manner as by the land tax act of this feflion is prescribed, &c. The clauses in the said act relating to loans or bills, (exception) extended to this act. Exchequer bills so issued not to be received again in payment of any taxes, nor exchanged before April 6, 1793. Action not to lie for such refusal. Money To raised to be repaid out of the next parliamentary aid; and if sufficient supplies be not granted before July 5, 1793, to be charged on the consolidated fund. Monies fo issued to be replaced out of the first supplies. Bank of England authorised to advance the said sum on the credit of this act; an act 5 & 6 Gul. & Mariæ notwithstanding.

CA P. XVII. An act for the regulation of his Majesty's marine forces while on shore.

CA P. XVIII, An act for continuing and granting to his Majesty certain duties upon

malt, mum, cyder, and perry, for the service of the year one thou. fand seven hundred and ninety-two.-1 Geo. 3. C. 3. continued until June 24, 1793•

CA P. XIX. An act for punishing mutiny and desertion; and for the better payment

of the army and their quarters.-Number of forces 17,013. including 1,620 invalids.

CAP. XX. An act for providing a workhouse for the reception of the poor of the

parish of Stone, in the county of Stafford, and for regulating and em.

ploying the poor therein. Directors and guardians appointed. Qualification of directors and guar. dians to pay poors rate for 151. a year. First meeting of the directors and guardians to be on April 14, 1792. Directors and guardians to divide themselves into committees, and meet once in every week. All the directors and guardians may attend weekly meetings. Three directors must be present. Four general meetings every year, on March 25, June 24, September 29, and December 25. No business at the quarterly meetings valid, unless five directors and guardians be present. In case of non attendance clerk may adjourn the meeting. Two guardians and directors may call a meeting. Directors and guardians may administer the oaths. Officers to be appointed. Poor to be under the direction and management of the directors and guardians. Children may be bound apprentices. Ground and buildings to be purchased, and a workhouse provided. Bodies politick, &c. impowered to sell and convęy lands. Contracts may be entered into for work to be performed. Seven days notice to be given of making contracts. Furniture, apparel, &c. provided for the poor, vested in directors and guardians. Money arising by poor rates to be paid to the treasurer, and to be under the management of the directors and guardians. Directors, &c. impowered ta borrow 3,500l. upon bonds of 100l. each, and shall pay off jocl. yearly. If parish officers omit to make rates, directors and guardi. a'ns to do it. Securities to be entered, and may be assigned. Donations and other monies to be paid to the treasurer. Directors and guardian's

may

may make bye laws. No bye laws valid till confirmed at a subsequent general meeting. Parish officers to be aiding in the execution of the ac. Directors and guardians impowered to apprehend vagrants, &c. Persons guilty of embezzling goods may be punished by moderate correction or lolitary confinement. Servants purloining money, materials, &c. to forfeit double their value. Conveying spirituous liquors into the workhouse, subject to rool. penalty, by act 24 Geo. 2. C. 40. Directors and guardians to provide materials for employing the poor. Encouragement may be given to industrious and skilful poor. Power to punish poor perfons for misbehaviour. Overseers may relieve casual poor. Money to be paid by treasurer as ordered by directors and guardians. Penalty on overleers not collecting rates, iol. Directors and guardians to grant certificates, and take hond for the maintenance of bastard children. Orders to be ene tered in books. Justices to proceed on complaint of directors and guardians. Justices may act, notwithftanding their being directors and guar. dians. Inhabitants to be deemed competent witnesses. Penalties to be paid to the treasurer. Actions not to abate by death or removal of trealurer or clerk. Penalties may be levied by distress and sale. Appeal. Proceedings not to be quashed for want of form. Limitation of 20tions. General issue. Treble costs. Publick act.

CA P. XXI.
An act for the more effectual prevention of frauds in the revenue of

excise with respect to the manufacturing of soap. Preamble. HEREAS by several acts of parliament, made in the fifth, 5 Geo 3.6.43• seventeenth, and twenty-fourth years of his present Majefts, 17 GC0.3.C.52. certain provisions were enacted for better securing the duties en and 24 Geos.3

. soap, of the descriptions therein mentioned: and whereas it is experecited.

dient ihat the same mould be extended to foap of whatever description; be it 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 From July 5, by the authority of the same, That, from and after the fifth 1792, the re- day of July one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, the with relation said recned acts, and every clause, matter, and thing therein to the makers contained, with relation to the makers of hard soap, so far as of hard soap, the fame extend to the finding, providing, or affixing, wooden fo far as re

covers to coppers, pans, or other utensils, or to such coppers, fpectsthe find ing wooden

pans, or other utensils, and covers being locked or sealed down,

or to the furnace doors of their coppers, pans, or other utencoppers, &c. fils being locked and fastened, or to the covers, furnace doors, tocxtend to all

or ath-hole doors, of their coppers, pans, or other utensils, hesoap makers.

ing locked, fastened, and sealed down; or to the giving any notice to the officers of excise to have the same respectively unlocked or opened, or to the paying for locks, keys, or fastenings, provided by the surveyors or supervisors of excise in pursuance of the directions of the said acts, or either of them; or to the impofing of any penalty for the making of any hard soap, or for the opening of any such cover, copper, pan, utensil, furnace door, ash-hole door, or to the breaking, damaging, or hurting any such lock, feal, or fastening; or for any other offence relating to any of the said provisions, committed contrary to the faid acts, or either of them, thall, and the same are hereby declared to extend to all and every maker and makers of soap of what kind or quality Soever,

and

covers to

and shall be used, practised, applied, and put in execution, against all and every maker and makers of soap, as fully and effectually, as if the same were particularly and expressly enacted in the body of this act.

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CA P. XXII.
An at to continue and amend several laws relating to the encou-

ragement of the fisheries carried on in the Greenland seas and
Davis's Streights, and to amend the laws now in force for the
encouragement of the fisheries carried on in the seas to the south-
ward of the Greenland feas and Davis's Streights.

HEREAS by an act, passed in the twenty-sixth year of the Preamble. support and encouragement of the fisheries carried on in the and Greenland feas and Davis's Streights, certain bounties were given for five years, from the twenty-fifth day of December one thousand Seven hundred and eighty-six, under various regulations and restrictions, to the owners of every ship or vessel which pould be employed in the said fijhery: and whereas by an act, passed in the twentyninth year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An act for 29Geo.3.C.$3. further encouraging and regulating the Newfoundland, Greenland,

recited and southern whale fisheries, further regulations and restrictions were made with respect to allowing the bounties to the owners of velfels employed in the said fisheries carried on in the Greenland feas and Davis's Streights: and whereas the said first recited aft, and so much of the last recited act as relates to the fisheries carried on in the Greenland seas and Davis's Streights, has by an act passed in the thirty-first year of the reign of his present Majesty, been continued until the twenty-fifth day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two: and whereas it is expedient that the said recited acts should be continued in like manner for a further term; be it therefore enacted by the King's most excellent majesty, by act, and to

and the former and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and tempo- much of the ral, and commons, in this present parliament assembled, and by latter as rethe authority of the fame, That the said recited act passed in the lates to the twenty-fixth year of the reign of his present Majesty, and also fo the Greenland much of the said recited act passed in the twenty-ninth year of seas and Dathe reign of his present Majesty, as relates to the fisheries carri- vis’s Streights, ed on in the Greenland seas and Davis's Streights, shall be, and continued to

Dec. 25,1798, the same are hereby continued until the twenty-fifth day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, except fo altered by the

except where far as the same are expressiy varied or altered by this present act. present aa.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Inftead of the instead and in lieu of the bounty granted by the said recited acts, bounties, the following bounties or premiums shall be paid and allowed; the recited that is to say, A bounty or premium of twenty-five shillings per acts, those ton for each and every ship or yellel, as shall proceed upon and herein fpecireturn from the faid fithery between the twenty-fifth day of De-fied to be cember one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, and the allowed. iwenty-fifth day of December one thousand feven hundred and

ninety-five, having fully complied with all the requisitions of the before recited acts, as amended and continued by this act; and a bounty or premium of twenty shillings per ton for each and every ship or vessel as shall proceed upon and return from the said fishery, between the twenty-fifth day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and the twenty-fifth day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, having fully

complied with all the aforesaid requisitions. Every veffel, III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That having an ap: every ship or vessel, having on board one apprentice for every exceeding 20 fifty tons burthen, every such apprentice not exceeding the years of age, age of twenty years, nor being under twelve years, at the time nor under 12, he shall be indentured, shall be deemed properly fitted and qualiwhen inden.

fied, with respect to the number and age of apprentices, to protured, for every' so tons ceed on the said fishery to the Greenland seas and Davis's Streights

, burthen to be and to be intitled to the respective bounties granted by this act. intitled to the IV. And whereas doubts have arifen whether, under the probounties.

visions of the said first recited act, passed in the twenty-fix th year of the reign of his present Majesty, whale fins, oil or blubber of whales, seal oil, or seal skins, or any other produce of feals, or other fish or creatures, taken or caught in the said Greenland seas or Davis's Streights, or in the seas adjacent, by British subjects usually residing in Great Britain or Ireland, or the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man, in British fhips er velfils, owned, registered, and navigated as required by law, but not fittea out in other respects under the regulations required by the said act to entitle such ships or vesels to the bounty therein given, will have a right to import the same into this kingdom,

without paying any custom or other duty: to obviate which doubts, Any produce be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That whale fins, oil or of creatures blubber of whales, seal oil, or seal skins, or any other produce of caught in the seals, or other fish or creatures taken or caught in any part of the ocean by British sub ocean by British subjects, usually residing in Great Britain or Irejects, usually land, or the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man, Yt fiding in

in ships or vefiels built in either of the said kingdoms or islands, Great Britain &c. may be

owned, registered, and navigated according to law, shall and may imported

be imported into Great Britain without paying any custom, or duty-free, if other duty for the same, any law, custom, or usage to the contrary the regula notwithstanding; provided that proof be made, that the said artitions herein prescribed are

cles were actually caught and taken by the crew of the vessel in compliedwith which they are imported, by oath of the master of such veslel,

that the same were bona fide so caught and taken; and provided also, that a log book shall be constantly kept on board such ship or vessel, in which log book the various situations and occurrences respecting such ship or vessel, during the whole course of the voyage, shall be inserted every day, and particularly the times when such ihip or vessel shall have been in sight of land, distinguishing what land, and the bearings thereof, and the supposed distances therefrom, and the foundings, and also the time when, and the latitude in which, any whale, or other creature living in the sea, fhall have been killed, taken, or caught by the crew of such thip or

vefsel;

veffel; which log book, so to be kept as aforesaid, shall be delivered by the master, or other person having or taking the charge or command of such thip or vessel, at the time of his making a report of such ship or veffel, to the collector of the customs at the port in Great Britain where such ship or vessel shall arrive, for his inspection and examination; and the said master, or other person having or taking the charge or command of such ship or vessel, together with the mate thereof, shall, jointly and severally, verify on oath the contents of such log book before such collector, who is hereby authorised and required to adminifter the same.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That No harpoonno harpooner, line manager, or boat steerer, who shall be in, or ers, &c. bebelong to, any fhip or vessel in the Greenland fishery trade, al- longing to though such thip or vessel be not fitted out under the regulations Greenland of the said recited acts to intitle such ship or vessel to the bounty fishery, therein given, and whose name (distinguishing the capacity in though not which the person so named is to act) shall be inserted in a lift, to entitle them which is hereby required to be delivered on oath by the owner of to bounties such ship or vessel to the collector of the customs at the port from under the rewhich such ship or vessel is intended to proceed upon the said cited acts, fishery (which oath such collector is hereby impowered and re- prefred, and quired to administer,) shall be impressed from the said service ; may, when not and that any such harpooner, line manager, or boat steerer may, employed in during the time of the year' that he or they are not employed in the tithery, the said fishery, fail in the colliery or coasting trade, upon giving lierytrade,&c.

fail in the colfecurity, to the satisfaction of the commissioners of the customs, that he or they will proceed in the said ship or vessel to the Greenland seas, or Davis's Streights, on the whale fishery the 'next season; and that every seaman or common mariner who, during Seamen enterthe continuance of this act, shall be entered to serve on board any ed for such such ship or vessel which shall be fo intended to proceed on the ships,exempt

ed from being said fishery, whose name shall be inserted in a list to be delivered

impreffed as aforesaid, and who shall have given security, to the satisfaction from Feb. 1. of the commisfioners of the customs, to proceed, and shall pro- yearly to the ceed accordingly, shall be privileged and exempt from being im- end of the

voyage. pressed from or out of the said service from the first day of February in each year, until the voyage home from thence shall be fully complete and ended, and no longer; any law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding: provided always, that this Protection act shall not extend, or be construed to extend, to protect from from being being impressed any greater number of harpooners, line ma- impressed, to nagers, and boat steerers, than fix harpooners, fix line managers, to the numand fix boat steerers, and eighteen seamen or common mariners bers herein belonging to each such ship or vessel of the burthen of four specified. hundred tons, and so in proportion for any less tonnage.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Nowhale boat no boat used as and commonly called A Whalé Boat, belonging belonging to to any fhip or vessel employed in the said fishery to the Greenland Greenland seas, or Davis's Streights, or in the fishery carried on in the seas fishery, &c. li. to the southward of the Greenland seas and Davis's Streights, shall able toseizure,

be on account of

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