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lord president of his majesty's privy jesty in the execution of the trusts council, or the chief justice of the court committed to her majesty by this act, of King's Bench, for the time being re. shall, in case such trusts shall then be spectively, or either of them, who are in force, meet on some day in the first hereby severally and respectively requi- week in April, 1811, and some day in red and empowered to administer the the first week of every third month same, when required so todo by any per. thereafter ; and shall, whilst the said son so appointed a memberof her majes- trusts shall continue in force, at every ty's council as aforesaid ; and the per. such meeting declare the state of his son administering such oath, shall give majesty's health at the time of each of to the member of her majesty's coun- such meetings respectively, and shall cil taking the same, a certificate of the forthwith transmit a copy of such desame having been so taken, signed with claration to the president of his majeshis hand ; which certificate shall be ty's most honourable privy council, or, forthwith transmitted to his majesty's in his absence, to one of his majesty's privy council, and entered in the books principal secretaries of state, who shall of the said privy council ; and such thereupon cause the same to be insertoath shall be in the form following : ed in the books of the privy council. (that is to say,)

XIX. And whereas it is necessary “ I, A. B. do solemnly promise and that effectual provision should be made swear, That I will truly and faithful. that his majesty may resume the perly counsel and advise the queen's most sonal exercise of his royal authority, excellent majesty, according to the best as soon as his majesty is restored to of my judgment, in all matters and such a state of health as to be capable things relating to the trusts commit. of resuming the same ; Be it therefore ted to her majesty, touching the care enacted, That when it shall of his majesty's royal person, and the her majesty the queen, and to any four resumption of the personal exercise of or more of the council appointed by the royal authority by his majesty." this act to assist her majesty in the exea

XVII. And be it further enacted, cution of the trust committed to her That her majesty's council, or any majesty by this act, assembled at any three or more of them, shall have meeting held in pursuance of her mapower and authority at all times, when jesty's royal will and pleasure signifi, they shall judge it necessary, to meet, ed for that purpose, or

assembled unand call before them, and to examine der the direction of this act, or in pur. apon oath, the physicians and all other suance of his majesty's royal will and persons attendant 'on his majesty, du- pleasure signified to her majesty and ring the continuance of his illness, her council for that purpose,

which touching the state of his majesty's council of her majesty is hereby requihealth ; and all matters relating there. red to assemble in the presence of her to ; (which oath any member of the majesty, upon his majesty's royal will said council is hereby authorised and and pleasure being signified for that empowered to administer ;) and to as. purpose, that his majesty is restored certain the state of his majesty's health, to such a state of health as to be capaby all such other ways and means as

ble of resuming the personal exercise shall appear to them to be necessary of the royal authority, it shall and for that purpose.

may be lawful for her said majesty, XVIII. And be it further enacted, by the advice of any four or more of That three or more of the members of her said council, to notify the same by the council appointed to assist her ma. an instrument under her majesty's hand,

appear to

and signed also by the said four or such persons so assembled shall be and more of her majesty's said council, be deemed a privy council for the pur. and addressed to the lord president of pose herein after mentioned. his majesty's most honourable privy XXI. And be it further enacted, council for the time being, or, in his That if his majesty by the advice of absence, to one of his majesty's prin- the six or more of such privy council cipal secretaries of state ; and the said so assembled, shall signify his royal lord president or secretary of state pleasure to resume the personal exershall and is hereby required, on the cise of his royal authority, and to isreceipt thereof, to communicate the sue a proclamation declaring the same, same to the said Regent, and to sum- such proclamation shall be issued as. mon forthwith a privy council, and the cordingly, countersigned by the said members of his majesty's most honour- six or more of the said privy council, able privy council are hereby required and all the powers and authorities to assemble in consequence of such given by this act shall from henceforth summons; and the said lord president, cease and determine, and the personal or, in his absence, the said secretary exercise of the royalauthority by his maof state, is required, in the presence of jesty shall be and be deemed to be resumany six or more privy counsellors so ed by his majesty, and shall be exercised assembled, to cause the said instrument by his majesty, to all intents and purto be entered on the books of the said poses, as if this act had never been made. privy council.

XXII. And be it further enacted, XX. And be it further enacted, That if his Royal Highness George That, if at any time after the said in- Augustus Frederick Prince of Wales strument under the hand of her majes- shall depart this life during the contity, and of four or more of her said nuance of the regency, by this act council, shall have been received and established, or cease to be regent unentered as aforesaid, his majesty shall der any of the provisions thereof, the think proper, by an instrument under lords of his majesty's most honourable his sign manual, to require the lord privy council shall forthwith cause a president of his majesty's most honour- proclamation to be issued, in his maable privy council for the time being, jesty's name, under the great seal of or, in his absence, one of his majesty's the united kingdom of Great Britain principal secretaries of state, to sum- and Ireland, declaring the same : And mon a council in his majesty's presence, if her majesty

shall depart consisting of any number of persons this life during the time that the care not less than nine, whom his majesty of his majesty's royal person shall be shall name, and who shall be or shall committed to her majesty according have been members of his majesty's to the provisions of this act, the regent most honourable council, not being shall forthwith order and direct a promembers of her majesty's council, the clamation, under the great seal of the said lord president or secretary of state united kingdom of Great Britain and shall and he is hereby required to sum. Ireland, to be issued and published, mon such persons accordingly; and declaring the same : And in case the as well the said lord president or se. parliament in being at the time of the cretary of state, as the other persons issuing of any proclamation declaring 80 summoned, shall and they are here. the death of the regent or of her man by required to attend at the time and jesty, or at the time of the issuing of place appointed by his majesty ; and any proclamation for the resumption of the personal exercise of the royal vided nevertheless, that in such case, authority by his majesty, shall then be nothing in this act contained shall exseparated, by any adjournment or pro- tend or be construed to extend to emrogation, such parliament shall forth- power the regent, or the said council, with meet and sit.

the queen

to nominate, appoint, or remove any XXIII. Provided always, and be it of the officers or persons of his majesfurther enacted, That in case any such ty's household, by this act made subproclamation as aforesaid shall issue in ject to the nomination, appointment, any or either of such cases as aforesaid, or removal of her majesty, until due at any time subsequent to the dissolu- provision shall have been made by partion or expiration of a parliament, and liament in that behalf. before the day appointed by any writs XXV. And be it further enacted, of summons then issued for assembling That if any person, being a member a new parliament, then and in such of the House of Commons, shall accases the last preceeding parliament cept of any office of profit from the shall immediately convene and sit at crown, by the nomination and appointWestminster, and be a parliament to ment of the regent in the name and on continue during the space of six behalf of his majesty, or of her majesmonths and no longer, to all intents ty the queen during the continuance and purposes, as if the same parliament of the regency hereby established, the had not been dissolved or expired, but election of such member shall be and subject to be sooner prorogued or dis- is hereby declared to be void, and his solved : Provided also, that if any such warrant shall issue for a new election, proclamation as aforesaid shall issue in in the form and like manner as if such any or either of such cases as aforesaid member had been appointed to such upon or at any time after the day ap- office by his majesty. pointed by any writs of summons then XXVI. And be it further enacted, issued for calling and assembling a new That all letters patent, letters of privy. parliament, and before such new par. seal, and of other lawful authorities of liament shall have met and sat as a par- what nature or kind soever,


grantliament, such new parliament shall im- ed or issued by his majesty, by reason mediately after such proclamation con- whereof sums of money have been isvene and sit at Westminster, and be sued, or payments of any sums have and be deemed to be a parliament in been directed to be made applicable to being to all intents and purposes un

the use of the queen's civil governder the provisions of this act. ment, or for the use of any of the

XXIV. And be it also enacted, branches of his majesty's royal family; That in case of the death of her ma- the same are hereby enacted to conti. jesty the queen, the care of his majes- nue and remain in full force respecty's royal person, and all and every tively during the continuance of the the powers and authorities in and by regency, and that warrants be grantthis act vested in her majesty touching ed by the lord high treasurer, or the care of his majesty's royal person, lords' commissioners of the treasury, and the disposing, ordering, and ma- for the payment of the several sums naging all matters and things relating therein respectively contained; which thereto, shall be and the same are here- warrants the said lord high treasurer, or by vested in her majesty's council, un

lords commissioners of the treasury, til due provision shall have been made are hereby respectively required to isin relation thereto by parliament: Pro- sue, at the usual and accustomed times,


and in the usual and accustomed man- applied, under the immediate direction

and authority of his majesty ; and such XXVII. And be it further enact. persons, so appointed as aforesaid, ed, That the lord high treasurer or shall, before


shall be lords commissioners of his majesty's issued to him after the passing of this treasury for the time being shall di- act, take an oath before some one of rect, and they are hereby required an- her majesty's council ( which oath each nually to direct the sum of 60,0001. to of her majesty's said council is hereby be issued out of the monies in the ci- authorised to administer) that he will vil list revenues to the keeper of his faithfully apply and will justly account majesty's privy purse for the time be to her majesty for the faithful applica. ing, in like manner, and at such times tion of such sums of money so issued and in such proportions as has hereto. to him as aforesaid ; and such

persons fore been usual and accustomed in re

so appointed as aforesaid shall from spect to the issue of the sum of time to time, within one month after 60,0001, as aforesaid ; and that the the receipt of every such sum as afore, said keeper of his majesty's privy purse said, render to her majesty a just and shall, and he is hereby authorised and true account of the application there. directed, during the continuance of his of: Provided also, that the remainder majesty's indisposition, out of the mo. of the aforesaid sum of 60,0001. shall nies só issued to him, to make such be invested by the said keeper of his payments, and issue and apply such majesty's privy purse in some of the sums (not exceeding the sum of 15,4611. public funds, or government securities, in the whole in the year,) to such per. in the name of the keeper of his ma. sons, in such proportions, and at such jesty's privy purse for the time being, times, for such purposes, and on such in trust for his majesty ; and that the accounts and in such manner as he hath next surplus of the revenues of the heretofore usually paid, issued, and ap- duchy and county Palatine of Lancasplied the same by the authority and ter shall be from time to time paid un. direction of his majesty; and the said der the order of the chancellor and keeper of his majesty's privy purse council of the said duchy, into the shall, and he is hereby authorised and hands of the keeper of his majesty's directed to issue and pay to such per- privy, purse, whose receipt shall be a sons as her majesty may think proper sufficient discharge for the same, and to appoint for this purpose, out of shall by him be invested in some of the such 60,000l. as aforesaid, such sums public funds or government securities, of money, (not exceeding 4215l. in in manner aforesaid ; and that the goeach quarter of the year in the whole, vernor and company of the bank of the first payment whereof shall be England shall place the said several made for the current quarter as soon sums on an account to be raised in the as may be after the passing of this act) books of the said governor and com as her majesty shall, by any order or pany, intituled, “ The Account of the orders in writing made for that pur. Keeper of his Majesty's Privy Purse;"! pose, direct, to be by such persons so and that


the death or resignation to be appointed as aforesaid paid and of the present and every other keeper applied in such sums and proportions, of his majesty's privy purse hereafter and to such persons and for such pur. to be appointed, all and every the said poses,

such accounts, and in stock or stocks and sum or sums of such manner, as the same have been money arising from the dividends which heretofore accustomed to be paid and shall accrue thereon, shall immediately

and upon

vest in the successor of the present or reign of his present majesty, intituled, any future keeper of his majesty's “ An act concerning the Disposition privy purse respectively ; and the of certain real and personal Property keeper of his majesty's privy purse for of his Majesty, his Heirs and Succesthe time being is hereby required to sors, and also the real and personal lay out and invest the dividends so ac- Property of her Majesty, and of the cruing as aforesaid from time to time, Queen Consort for the Time being :” in the purchase of other stocks and se- and whereas it is necessary that provicurities on the like account, and that sion should be made for the care of the keeper of his majesty's privy purse the real and personal estate and profor the time being shall from time to perty of his majesty, during his indistime execute declarations of trust of all position, and for the preservation there. such funds and securities, declaring that of for the use and future disposal of the same are held in trust for his ma. his majesty ; be it therefore enacted, jesty, by instruments to be executed That all persons having the care or under his hand and seal, to be deposit. management of his majesty's real or ed with her majesty.

personal estate or property, or any XXVIII. Provided always, and be part thereof, now vested in any trus. it enacted, That the said keeper of his tees for the use of his majesty, shall majesty's privy purse, and such person be and are hereby made and declared so to be appointed as last aforesaid by to be subject to the controul, order, her majesty, shall on or before the first direction, appointment, and removal day of January, 1812, and on or before of the several and respective trustees the first day of January in every suc- of the real and personal estate and proceeding year during the continuance perty of which they are respectively of the act, respectively take an oath in the care and management; and before the barons of the court of Ex- shall from time to time, and whenever chequer, or one of them, in the form required so to do, account to the refollowing:

spective trustees of the several and re“ I, A. B. do swear, That accord. spective parts of the real and personal ing to the best of my knowledge, be- estate and property of which they so lief, or information, no part of the have the care and management, for all money which has been issued to me the rents, issues, profits, dividends, in. for the service of his majesty's privy terests, and sums of money, arising or purse, by virtue of an act intituled, accruing therefrom respectively; and An Act [here insert the title of this shall apply, pay over, lay out, invest, act,] between the first day of January, or otherwise dispose of the same, for

and the first the use of his majesty, in such manner day of January

as shall be from time to time ordered has been applied directly or indirectly and directed by such trustees respecfor the benefit, use, or behoof of any tively, and as to such trustees shall apmember of the House of Commons, pear most adviseable and beneficial for or, so far as I am concerned, applica- the care and improvements of such real ble, directly or indirectly, to the pure and personal estate and property, and pose of supporting or procuring an in- the preservation thereof, for his maa terest in any place returning members jesty's use and future disposal ; and all to parliament.

the real and personal estate and proper. “ So help me God.” ty of his majesty, in relation to which XXIX. And whereas an act passed no disposition shall have been made by in the 39th and 40th years of the bis majesty before bis illness, and which

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