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and any num- dred and ninety-two, it shall and may be lawful for any person or ber of cattle (sheep and

persons whatever to carry or convey horses, when not exceeding lambs except- fix in number in any one vefsel, and any number of all other ed) may be cattle (theep and lambs excepted) without obtaining any sufferconveyed be

ance or other custom house document whatever, between the said tween Cowes and South

port of Cowes and the said ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, ampton and and also lambs, without taking out any cocquet or cocquets, or Portín outh, giving any security by bond, or otherwise, for the due landing without fuf- the same; provided the same be carried in open boats or hoys, in ferance, &c. like manner as theep are required to be carried by the said recited

act, made in the sixth year of his present Majesty's reign; and to carry and convey from the faid port of Cowes to the said ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, without taking out any cocquet or cocqucts, or giving any security by bond, or otherwise, for the due landing the fame, any kind of goods, wares, or merchandises, which are not or shall not be prohibited to be exported from Great Britain to foreign parts, or which are not or shall not be liable to any custom or duty to his Majesty on the exportation thereof from Great Britain, and to carry and convey, without taking out any cocquet or cocquets, or giving any security by bond, or otherwise, from the said port of Cowes to the said ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, of any kind of goods, wares and merchandises, subject or liable to duty on the importation thereof into Great Britain; provided the duty of customs on such importation shall not exceed five pounds for such goods which are to be so carried or conveyed as aforesaid, and the same goods so liable to duty be carried or conveyed in one veffel or boat at one and the same time, belonging respectively to the inhabitants of the ports of Cowes,

Southampton, and Portsmouth. Officer of the

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That customs in the le of Wight it shall and may be lawful for any officer of the customs residing to grani fuf- in the Isle of Wight, near the place where any sheep or lambs are ferances. to be so carried or conveyed as aforesaid, from the said port of

Çowes to the said ports of Southampton and Portsmouth by suffer-
ance only, to grant such sufferance, and such officer is hereby re-
quired to grant the fame on due application for that purpose; any
law, custom, or usage, to the contrary notwithstanding.

CA P. XXXIII.
An act for explaining and amending an all, passed in the thirty-firil

year of the reign of his late majesty King George the Second, in-
tituled, An act for the encouragement of feamen employed in
the royal navy, and for establishing a regular method for the
punctual, frequent, and certain payment of their wages; and
for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same for
the support of their wives and families; and for preventing
frauds and abuses attending such payments; and for further
extending the benefits thereof to petty officers and feamen, non-com-
missioned oficers of marines, and marines, serving, or who may
have served, on board any of his Majesty's ships,

WHEREAS

HEREAS an acl paffid in the thirty first year of the reign of Preamble.

, . the encouragement of seamen employed in the royal navy; and for recited. establishing a regular method for the punctual, frequent, and certain payment of their wages; and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same for the support of their wives and families; and for preventing frauds and abuses attending such payments: and whereas it is just that certain provisions of the said ait snould be extended to marines serving on board ships in his Majesty's service; and it would tend much to the advantage of seamen and marines, that the method establified by the said act for the punctual, fres quent, and certain payment of their wages, fould be further extended; be it therefore enacted by the King's most excellent majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament aflembled, and by the authority of the fame, That, from and after the first day of From Aug. I, August one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, when and so 1792, the often as any non-commissioned officer of marines, or marine, be- pitals to make

agent of horlonging to any ship or vessel in the service of his Majesty, his out discharges heirs or successors, Thall, by order of the captain or commanding for non-comofficer of such hip or vessel, be set fick alhore, and be sent into miffioned offi

cers of maany hospital ar fick quarters for his recovery, and such non-com- rines, or ma. míffioned officer of marines, or marine, be discharged from such rines, dismishospital or fick quarters unserviceable, the agent of such hospital fed as unferor fick quarters is hereby charged and required to make out a

viceable, &c. certificate of such discharge, and to sign, testify, and deliver the recited act.

as directed by same, in the manner and forin directed by the aforesaid act of the thirty-first year of the reign of his faid late Majesty, in cases where seamen are so discharged from such hospitals or fick quarters.

II. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That, from On the death and after the said first day of August one thousand seven hundred of any such

officer or miand ninety-two, if any non-commissioned officer of marines, or rine, the capmarine, shall die in the service of his Majesty, his heirs or fuc- tain of the ceffors, the captain or commander of the ship or velel in which ship to make such officer or marine served at the time of his death shall, as

out a ticket of soon as may be after his death, make out a ticket for the wages &c

the pay duc, or pay due to such officer of marines, or marine, for his service on board of such ship or vessel at the time of his death; which ticket the said captain or commander shall sign himself, and shall cause to be signed by the proper signing officers of such ship or vessel, and shall send or transmit the same to the commissioners of the navy at their board; and the said commissioners shall note, examine, and align the same for payment, and shall deliver the fame to the executors or administrators, or others duly authorised to receive the same, in the manner directed by the aforesaid act of the thirty-first year of the reign of his said late Majesty, in cases when seamen die on board ships or vellels in the service of his Majesty, his heirs or successors.

III. And be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid, That On the death if any petty officer or seaman, non-commillioned officer of ma- of any petty

rines,

oficer, &c.

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the captain to rines, or marine, shall die in the service of his Majesty, his heirs fects to be fold or successors, the captain or commander of the ship of vefsel in at themaft,&c.

which such petty officer or seaman, non-commiffioned officer of marines, or marine, served at the time of his death, shall as foon as may be thereafter cause the cloaths or other effects which such petty officer or seaman, non-commissioned officer of marines, ar marine, was pofseffed of at the time of his death, to be publick's sold at the mast, and the amount of such cloaths or effects bougat at such fale to be marked and charged against the wages of the person or persons purchafing the fame; provided always, that the cloaths or effects so bought shall not exceed the net wages dure and payable to the person purchasing the same: and the said captain or commander shall further direct and order the purser under whose inspection such cloaths or effects shall have been put up : fale, to make out, or cause to be made out, a list or bill, con. taining the name of the person or persons who fhall have purchased such cloaths or effects, or any part thereof, and specifying the amount and value purchased by each as aforesaid, and shall direct such purser to fign the fame, and shall himfelf sign and transmit such bill or account of cloaths or effects sold, annexed to and by the same conveyance, and at the fame times, as he shall fend and transmit the dead ticket for the wages of such petty officer or seaman, non-commissioned officer of marines, or ma. rine, who shall have so died as aforesaid; and when and so often as any petty officer or seaman, non-commissioned officer of rines, or marine, shall die, without leaving at the time of his death any cloaths or effects as aforesaid, the faid captain or commander snall certify to that effect on the dead ticket to be made

out as aforesaid. Captains to IV. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from Catife the

and after the said first day of August one thousand feven hundred rames of tle and ninety-two, when and so often as any captain or commanding non-commif. fioned officers officer of any ship or vellel in the service of his Majesty, his heirs of marines, or fucceffors, which shall not be in any port of Great Britain, or and marines, on the coast thereof, shall, in compliance with the directions toheread over withthenames

given him in the afore-mentioned act, read over, or cause to be of the petty

read over, the names of all the inferior officers and seamen beoficers, and longing to such ship or vefiel, the said captain or commanding feamen, and to officer is hereby directed and required to read over in like mantranfiuit lifts of fich as fhall her, or cause to be read over, all the names of the non-commilbe delirovs of fioned officers of marines, and marines, belonging to such thip remitting their or vessel, and shall cause them to answer to their names; and is Wages, &c.

any

such officer of marines, or marine, shall be desirous to remit to his wife, father, or mother, in Great Britain, or if any inferior officer or seaman, non-commissioned officer of marines, or ma. rine, shall be desirous to remit to his grandfather, grandmother, brother, or fifter, the faid captain or commander shall cause lifts to be made out for such officers, seamen, and marines, in the manner directed by the aforesaid act, in cases of inferior officers and seamen remitting their wages to their wives, fathers, or mothers, and shall in like manner fign, complete, and transmit the

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same to the commissioners of the navy at their board; and the said commissioners shall cause bills to be made out for every such allotment, which bills they shall make payable, and transmit, assign for payment, and direct to be paid, in every respect, the same as directed by the aforesaid act of the thirty-first year of the reign of his said late Majesty, in cases of bills made out for allotments made by inferior officers and seamen on board of such ships or vefsels.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That, For wages from and after the said first day of August one thousand seven hun when payable,

marines may dred and ninety-two, when and so often as any wages or pay.

due

receive bills to any non-commissioned officer of marines, or marine, shall be

upon the repaid at the pay office of the navy, or at any of the out ports, if ceiver-general such officer of marines, or marine, shall desire to receive a bill of the landtax,

&c. for the whole, or any part of the same, to be drawn upon the receiver-general of the land tax, collector of the customs, collector of the excise, or clerk of the check as aforesaid, then and in such cafe the commissioner of the navy comptrolling such payment shall cause bills to be made out, which he shall sign, and cause to be attested, forwarded, and delivered in like manner as directed in the aforesaid act of the thirty-first year of the reign of his faid late Majesty, in cases of inferior officers and seamen remitting their wages.

VI. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That as soon On producas the duplicate of any remittance bill or bills, made out in fa- tion of the

duplicates of vour of or granted in the manner herein-before directed to any a bill within non-commissioned officer of marines, or marine, shall be produced fix months and delivered to any receiver-general of the land tax, collector of of the date to the customs, collector of the excise, or clerk of the check, in

the receiver

general, he Great Britain respectively, within fix calendar months from the ihall examine date thereof, he is hereby required and enjoined to examine such into the truth duplicate, and enquire into the truth thereof, by the oath of the of it upon person producing the same, which oath he is hereby authorised oath, and pay

the fame withand directed to administer, and upon being duly fatistics to testify out fee, but if the same on the back of such bill, and shall immediately pay to not produced the person or persons to whom fuch bills shall be made payable, within fix and who shall be entitled to receive the same, without fee or re- bill thallbe re

months the ward on any pretence whatsoever, the sum contained in such bill, turned to the taking his, her, or their receipt for the same on the back thereof, treasurer of which bill so paid, upon being produced and delivered, together the navy, &c. with the duplicate thereof, at the navy office, shall be immediately assigned for payment by three or more commiflioners of the navy, and shall be immediately repaid by the treasurer of the navy to such receiver-general of the land tax, colleétor of the cuftoms, collector of the excise, clerk of the check, or to the order of any of them respectively, who shall have paid such bill; but in case the duplicate of such bill shall not be produced and delivered, and the payment thereof be demanded within six calendar months from the date thereof, then the said receiver-general of the land tax, collector of the customs, collector of the excise, or clerk of the check, thall return fuch bill to the treasurer of the

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navy, who shall cause such bill to be immediately cancelled, and from and after the cancelling thereof the sum so contained in such bill fall accrue and become payable to such non-commiffione officer of marines, or marine, for whose wages or pay it was made out, or to his lawful attorney or attornies, or to his reprefentatives, in case he shall be dead, in the same manner as if such bill had never been issued.

VII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Captains to That, from and after the first day of August one thousand seren grant to petty hundred and ninety-two, when and so often as any petty officer

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or seaman, non-commissioned officer of marines, or marine, fha!! or discharged, be turned over from any ship or vessel in the service of his Ma. &c. tickets for jesty, his heirs or successors, into any other ship or vessel in such the pay due,

service, and which thips or vessels shall not at the time of the recontaining the particulars moval of such petty officer or seaman, non-commiffioned office: herein fpecie of marines, or marine, be in any port of Great Britain, where fied.

any commissioner of his Majesty's navy may be and reside, and when and so often as any such petty officer or seaman, non-commissioned officer of marines, or marine, shall by wounds, fickness, or any other manifeft infirmity, be disabled, and be dif. charged from such ship or vessel as unserviceable, or be sent fick to any of his Majesty's hospitals or fick quarters, at home or abroad, then and in either of such cases the captain or commanding officer of the ship from which the said petty officer or seaman, non-commissioned officer of marines, or marine, shall be so turned over, or be so discharged, or sent fick, shall at the same time make out, or cause to be inade out, a ticket for the wages or pay, due to such petty officer or seaman, non-commissioned officer of marines, or marine, for his services on board such ship or vefie! at the time of his being so turned over, discharged, or sent fick, and which ticket Thail consist of two parts, that shall be duplicates, and joined together by oblique lines, flourishes, and devices, and each of which shall specify the name, age, ftature, and complexion of such petty officer or seaman, non-commilioned officer of marines, or marine, and likewise the date of his entry into such thip or vefiel as aforesaid, and the date of his being fo turned over, discharged unserviceable, or sent fick, from the fame; and, if turned over, the name of the ship or vellel to which he shall be so turned over, and if discharged unserviceable as aforesaid, the name of the ship or vessel into which he may be invalided to return home, together with the name of the place where he shall be so discharged; and if sent fick, the name of the hospital or fick quarters to which he shall be fo fent; and each of the said parts of luch ticket shall also describe the number at which such petty officer or seaman, non-commissioned officer of marines, or marine, stood upon the books of the ship or vessel from which he shall be turned over, discharged, or sent fick, and also the particulars of all the flops and other deductions which were charged against his wages in the said ship or vessel, and the amount of the same shall be wrote or printed in words at length; and if the said petty officer or seaman, non-commissioned officer

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