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narrow, irregular, and inconvenient, and cannot be effectually repaired, widened, altered, turned, and rendered commodious for Passengers by the present Methods prescribed by Law:

And whereas many Parts of the faid first-mentioned Highways directed to be repaired by the faid recited Acts of Parliament, within feveral of the Towns and Villages through which the same extend, are extremely narrow; and thereby, and for want of being properly lighted, Accidents frequently happen in the Night-time, which it is apprehended would be in a great measure prevented, if such Parts of the said Highways were properly lighted; and it would be a great Convenience to all Persons travelling the faid Highways directed to be repaired by the said recited Acts, if the fame were properly watered; but as these Purposes cannot be effected without the Aid of Parliament : May it therefore please your Majesty, That it may be enacted; and

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be it enacted, by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lord's Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the Term granted and continued by the said several Acts shall be, and the same is hereby further continued from the Expiration thereof for and during the further Term of five Years accord*ing to the Tenor of an Act, made in the twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of his late Majesty, intituled, An Act to amend an Axt made in the twenty-fixth Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An Axt for the Amendment and Preservation Term further of the publick Highways and Turn- continued. pike Roads of this Kingdom, and for the more effectual Execution of the Laws relating thereto; and from and after the Expiration of the said additional Term of five Years, then for and during the further Term of twenty-one Years, and from thence to the End of the then next Session

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of Parliament; and instead of the
Clauses, Provisions, Tolls, Powers,
Penalties, Forfeitures, Exemptions,
Payments, Punishments, Matters,
and Things, in the said three first-
recited Acts or either of them con-
tained, the Clauses,

the Clauses, Provisions,
Tolls, Powers, Penalties, Forfeit-
ures, Exemptions, Payments, Pu-
niihments, Matters, and Things in
this Act contained, shall for the
Purpose of repairing, widening, and
keeping in repair the Highways by
the said three first-recited Acts din
rected to be repaired, and also for
the Purpose of widening, altering,
turning, repairing, and keeping in
repair the said other Highways
herein before particularly described,

take place and commence upon N. B. This the fourteenth Day after the paffAct. pasleding of this Act, and shall continue and the Pow. in force for and during the Residue ers commen of the Term granted and continued ed April 29th by any of the before recited Aas, 1767.

and for and during the said addia
tional Terms of five Years and
twenty-one Years, and from thence

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to the End of the then next Serfion of Parliament.

And be it further enacted, by the The Roads Authority aforesaid, That from and divided into

the Old and immediately after the Commence- New Difment of this Act the Highways tricts. hereby intended to be repaired, widened, altered, and turned, shall be deemed and taken to consist of Two Diftricts; and that so much of the said Highways as lie between that Part of Counter's Bridge, in the Parish of Kenhington aforesaid, and the Powder Mills in the Road to Staines, and to Cranford Bridge in the Road to Colnbrook, and also that Part of the said great Western Road lying West of the Highway directed to be repaired by the said recited Acts, and East of the Turnpike Highway leading to Colnbrook aforesaid, at the aforesaid Place called Cranford Bridge, shall be One Diftrict of the said Highways, and be called the Old District; and that the Residue of the said Highway leading out of the said great Western Road, at or near the aforesaid Publick

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House known by the Sign of the Coach and Horses, through Sion Lane and the Towns and Parithesi of Iseworth, Twickenham, and Tedington aforesaid, to the Gate on the South Side of Tedington Field; in the Road to Kingston Bridge aforesaid, and likewise the faid Highway called Pound Lane or Lower Wood Lane leading out of the faid great Western Road near Smallberry Green Turnpike to the aforesaid Publick House known by the Sign of the George in the Town of Jfleworth aforesaid, shall be the other District of the said Highways, and be called the New District.

And be it further enacted, by continued for the Authority aforesaid, That the the Old Dis- Trustees named and appointed in

or by virtue of the Powers contained in the said three first - recited Acts shall be, and they and their Succeffors to be appointed in manner herein after mentioned, are hereby appointed Trustees for furveying, ordering, altering, turning, widening, repairing, and keeping

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