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iubefore specified, or any other combustible matter or any part cof, shall be or remain in the place or šítuation aforesaid after the ration of the said two hours ; and in every such case the owner of ther person in whose custody any such article shall be or 've inted, (if the same respectively shall be lying on the said quayš, ris, or other works,) or the master of the ship, &c. (if the saine cles respectively shall be lying on the deck thereof) shall at their 1 costs and expenses respectively maintain a sufficient number of ful and sober persons to be in that behalf appointed by the said dockter, to guard and watch over such several articles, after such requi. e until the same respectively shall be removed ; and in case any h owner, &c. aforesaid, shall refuse or neglect to pay, on demand, h cost and expenses, such costs shall and may be raised, levied, and overed in like manner as any penalty is recoverable by this act. 33. Vo gunpowder or loaded gun to be brought into the premises.-No powder or loaded gun or other loaded fire-arms of any description atever shall be brought into any of the said docks, basins, locks, cuts, rances, or other works, or be suffered to remain on board of any p or other vessel whatsoever therein; and the master or owner, &c. any ship or vessel in which such gunpowder or loaded gun or other arms shall be found as aforesaid, shall forfeit any sum not exding ten pounds. 134. Lighters, &c. not to receive or deliver more than 25 lbs. of gunpowder thin 200 yards of the dock entrances.-No master or owner of any nter or boat shall receive into or permit to be delivered from such nter, &c. more than twenty-five pounds of gunpowder, (except for the ng's service,) upon any part of the river Thames, or the shores or les thereof, within two hundred yards of any or either of the said peks, &c. ; and the master, owner, or person navigating or having e care of any lighter, &c. receiving or delivering, or permitting to be ceived or delivered, into or from such lighter, &c. upon any part of e river Thames, or the shores or sides thereof, within two hundred urds of any or either of the said docks, &c. more than twenty-five bunds of gunpowder, (except for the king's service,) shall forfeit all be gunpowder found on board such lighter, &c. above the weight of venty-five pounds, and the barrels in which such gunpowder shall be, nd also tuo shillings for every pound of gunpowder above the weight f twenty-five pounds which shall be found on board of or have been so eceived into or delivered from such lighier, &c. § 135.

No combustible matter to be melted on board any vessel within the locks, &c.—No pitch, tar, rosin, turpentine, oil, or other combustible natter shall at any time hereafter be boiled or heated on board any ship or other vessel, craft or boat, lying in any of the said docks, &c. or any of them, nor in any place or places within the said dock premises, except In such place or places and in such manner as shall be specially appointed by the said directors for that purpose, upon paiu that every berson so offending shall forfeit any suin not exceeding five pounds.

Fires, candles, or lamps not to be lighled in the docles except as regillated by directors.—If any person shall have or keep, or cause to be had or kept, any fire, candle, or lamp lighted within any of the said docks, &c. or on board any ship or vessel in such docks, &c. respecLively, save and except such fires or lighted candles or lamps as shall be necessary to be used in the making, building, finishing, repairing,


altering, or improving of the said docks, entrances, basins, locks, euts, and other works, or any of them, and save and except such and at such times as shall be permitted by the regulations of the said directors in writing in that behalf, or if any person shall neglect or refuse to obey any order which may be given by any of the officers of the said company for extinguishing any fire or light on board any ship or vessel lying in any of the said docks, basins, locks, or cuts, every person so offending shall forfeit any sum not exceeding ten pounds. § 137.

To prevent obstructions of officers in going on board ships, &c. in the docks, &c. If any person shall at any time hereafter in any way obstruct, or be aiding or abetting any other person or persons in obstructing, in the execution of his duty or employment, any constable, watchian, or other person thereto appointed by, or having instructions in writing in that behalf from the directors or from the superintendent, or from one of the dock-master3, in going on board, or entering into or upon, or being in or upon any ship, vessel, lighter, boat, or craft, for the purpose of searching for or extinguishing any fire, candle, or light being or suspected to be therein contrary to any provisions contained in this act, or contrary to any rule or regulation already in force in that behalf, or hereafter to be made by virtue of this act, or for the purpose of discovering any theft or embezzlement committed or suspected to have been committed in or about such ship. vessel, lighter, boat, or craft, or for the purpose of quelling any ridt or disturbance therein, or for any other purpose anthorized by this act or by any such rule or regulation as aforesaid, every person so offending shall forfeit any sum not exceeding five pounds. § 138.

Masters and owners of vessels, and of carts, waggons, &e. answerable for damages done to the docks by their servants or others. If any damage, spoil, or mischief shall be done or arise to any of the said docks, basins, locks, cuts, or entrances, or any of the quays, whurfs, bridges, railings, fences, or other works, or to any property whatsoever of the said company, by any ship, vessel, lighter, barge, boat, or craft entering into or going out of, or lying or being in any of the said docks, or by any person on board of or belonging to such ship, vessel, &c. the master or owner of every such ship, &e. shall be liable to the said company for the arnount of such damage; and the same, together with full costs of suit, may be sued for and recovered by the said company in any court of record at Westminster, or in case the sum claimed for such damage shall not exceed len pounds, then the same shall and may, if the said company or the directors thereof shall so think fit, be levied by such means as are provided herein for levying the penalties by this act imposed. $ 139.

But muy recover against their servants.--If the master or owner of any ship, vessel, lighter, barge, boat, or craft, &c. shall by virtue of this act be compelled to pay any penalty or to make satisfaction for any damage for or by reason of the wilful act or default or negligence of any of his crew, such master or owner shall and may recover the amount of such penalty, or the money so paid for any such satisfaction as aforesaid, from the person or persons for or by reason of whose wilful act or default or negligence he shall have been so compelled to pay the same; and in case the amount to be recovered shall not exceed ten pounds, and shall remain unpaid two days after demand, the same shall be recovered by such master or owner in like manner as any penalty is hereinafter direeted to be recovered. $ 140.

Penally against destroying the ropes of vessels. In case any person viltully cut, break, or in any manner destroy any rope or other by which any ship, vessel, lighter, barge, or craft lying in any of aid docks, &c. shall be moored or fastened, every such person forfeit any sum not exceeding twenty pounds nor less than ounds : provided always, that nothing herein contained shall

or restrain the dock-masters of the said company, or either of or his or their assistant or assistants, from exercising in a due sasonable manner any of the powers or authorities hereby vested

$ 142. fees to be taken by the company's officers. -No fee, perquisite, or d of any kind or denomination whatsoever shall be taken, acH, or received by any officer or person who shall or may be emd in the service of the said company, (other than the salary or s that shall or may be paid or allowed to such officer or person e said company,) for any service, act, or duty which shall be or be done or performed within the same ; and every person taking, ting, or receiving any fee, perquisite, or reward contrary to this shait forfeit and pay back the amount of the fee, perquisite, or nd so taken, accepted, or received, and in addition thereto any

not exceeding five pounds, to be recovered in the same manner her the penalties by this act imposed. § 143. urveyor of the company to eramine goods on board (when reed).-It shall be lawful for some competent person to be appointed the said directors for that purpose, upon the requisition of the ter or other person having the charge or command of any ship or el which shall have brought any goods, wares, or merchandize into said docks, basins, locks, or cuts, or the owner or consignee thereof, sre the same are unshipped, and by and with the consent of the said ctors, to survey and examine the same on board of such ship or -el, and to ascertain whether the injury or damage which shall have pened to the same shall have been caused by improper stowage or erwise; and such person shall make and sign a report or certificate writing, setting forth the cause or causes of such damage, so far as

same can be ascertained, on board of such ship or vessel, and shall ise the said report or certificate to be delivered to such master or her person, and a duplicate thereof, if required, to such owner or asignee as aforesaid ; and for such survey, examination, and report or tificate, and duplicate, if required, the said company shall be utled to receive the sum of five shillings of or from the person or rsons requiring the same as aforesaid, to be applied to the purposes this act. § 144. Recovery and application of penalties.-All fines, penalties, and brfeitures inflicted or imposed by this act, or by any by-law, conitution, ordinance, rule, or regulation to be made under the authority ereof, or hereby directed to remain in force, (the manner of levying ad recovering whereof is not otherwise particularly directed,) may,

case of non-payment thereof, be recovered in a summary way by the rder and adjudication of any justice of the peace for the city, county, or place in which the offence shall be committed, on complaint to him or that purpose made upon the oath of any person or persons, or on he solemn affirmation of any one or more of the persons called Quakers, or on the confession of the party offending ; (which oath or affirmation such justice is hereby authorized to administer ;) and in default of payment of any such fine, penalty, or forfeiture, the same shall be levied by distress and sale of the offender's goods and chattels,

or of the goods and chattels of the person liable, and adjudged to pay such fine, &c. hy warrant under the hand, and seal of such justice, rendering the overplus, (if any) on demand, to the party or parties whose goods and chattels shall be so, distrained ; (the reasonable charges of such distress and sale being first deducted ;) and the said fine, &c. when so levied, shall be paid to the directors of the said company, to be by them applied to and for the benefit of the disabled or worn-out servants of the said company, or their families; and in case. any such fine, &c. shall not be forthwith paid, it shall be lawful for such justice, and he is hereby authorized and required, to order the offender or offenders' so convicted as aforesaid, or other the person liable and adjudged to pay such fine, &c. to be detained and kept in safe custody until return can be conveniently made to such warrant of distress, unless the offender or offenders, or other the person liable and adjudged to pay such fine, &c. shall give a sufficient security to the satisfaction of such justice, for his, her, or their appearance before: such justice, or before some other justice of the peace for the said city, county, or place in which the offence shall be committed, on such day or days as shall be appointed for the return of such ,warrant, of distress, (such day or days not being more than fourteen days froin the taking of any such security,) and which security the said, justice is hereby empowered to take by way of recognizance or otherwise ; but if upon the return of such warrant it shall appear that no sufficient distress can be had whereupon to levy the said fine, penalty, or lurry feiture, and such charges as aforesaid, and the same shall not be forth with paid, or in case it shall appear to the satisfaction of any such justice, upon the confession of the offender or other the person liable and adjudged to pay such fine, &c. or otherwise, that he, she, or they hath or have not sufficient goods and chattels whereupon such fine and charges could be levied if a warrant of distress were issued, such justice shall not be required to issue such warrant of distress; and, thereupon it shall be lawful for such justice, and he is hereby authorized and required, by warrant under his hand and seal, to commit the offender or offenders, or other the person liable or adjudged to pay, such fine, penalty, or forfeiture, to the house of corrections: ort common-gaol for the said city, county, or place, there to remain for any time, not exceeding three calendar months, unless such penalty or forw feiture, together with the charges attending such proceeding as aforer said, (to be ascertained by such justice,) shall be sooner paid and sati fied, or until such person so committed shall be otherwise discharged by due course of law. § 146.

Justices may give informer a part of any penalties. — Justices before whom any such conviction shall take place, may, if they shall think fit, order and direct any part of the said fines, penalties, and forfeitures, not exceeding a moiety thereof, to be paid or applied to and for the use of the informer.

Justices may proceed by summons in the recovery of penalties.In all cases in which any penalty or forfeiture is made recoverable by information before a justice of the peace, such justice may summon the party complained against before him, and hear and determine the matter of such complaint, and on proof of the offence convict the offender, and adjudge him to pay the penalty or forfeiture incurred, and proceed to recover the same although no information in writing shall have been exhibited or taken by or before any justice; and all suchu proceedings by summons without information shall be as goods

§ 147.

and effectual, toall'intents and purposes, as if an information in was exhibited: 8'148. 1. 2011:9.000 tilbud IT 11" mages and charges in case of dispute to be settled by e by this act any damages or charges are directed or authorized

paid or recovered in addition to 'any penalty for any offence, nount of such damages or charges (in case of dispute respecting me) shall be settled, ascertained and determined by the justice

peace by or before whom any offender shall be convicted of any bffence, who is hereby authorized and required, on non-payment bf, to levy such damages or charges by distress and sale of the ler's goods and chattels, in manner directed by this act for the g of any penalties or forfeitures. $ 149. rm of conviction. $ 150. rties aggrieved may uppeal to the sessions. If any person shall

himself aggrieved, or remain unsatisfied with the judgment of ustice, by reason of any sentence pronounced by him as aforesaid,

any judgment given in pursuance of any by-law, &c. of the said any, or by any other matter, by virtue of this act, such person may al to the justices of the peace at the general or quarter sessions of eace for the county of Middlesex, within four calendar months the cause of complaint shall have arisen, first giving ten days' noof such appeal, and of the matter thereof, to the person against n such complaint is intended to be made, who are hereby emred to summon and examine witnesses upon oath, and finally to and determine the matter of every such appeal, and in case of con»n to issue a warrant for the levying and enforcing payment of the fines, penalties, and forfeitures, by the ways and means before tioned, together with such costs and charges to the party in whose ir such appeal shall be determined, as the justices in their said ons shall order and direct; which orders shall be finał and conve on all parties, and shall not be removed by any writ of certiorari therwise into any of his majesty's courts of record at Westminster, sewhere. $ 151. or securing offenders.-It shall be lawful for any of the directors, or ny of their officers or servants, and such person or persons as they ng of them shall call to their assistance, without any warrant or rauthority than this act, to seize and turn out of the said dock nises any idle, disorderly, or suspicious person found therein, and eize and detain any person or persons (being unknown to such ctors, officers, or servants) who shall coinmit any offence or offences' inst this act, and to deliver him, her, or them into the custody of peace officer, in order to be secured and conveyed before any jusof the peace for the said county of Middlesex; and such justice is eby required to proceed and act with respect to such oftender or uders according to the provisions of this act. § 153. Limitation and notice of actions.—No action shall be commenced inst the said company, or any person or persons whomsoever, for y thiag done in pursuance of this act, until twenty days' notice shall ve been given to the said company, &c. (as the case may be) against lom the same is to be brought, or after a sufficient satisfaction or der thereof bath been made to the party aggrieveil, nor after six lendar months next after the fact committed; and such action shall

laid and brought in the county of Middlesex, and not elsewhere, and e defendant in such action may plead the general issue, and give this I and the special matter in evidence at any trial to be had thereupon,

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