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in respect of such sums, any thing contained in any law or ftatu

to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding. Speaker not VII. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That t to hold any speaker of the house of commons for the time being shall s. place of profit under the

hold or enjoy, in his own name, or in the name of any person crown during persons in trust for him or for his benefit, any office or place pleasure. profit under the crown during pleasure.

CA P. XI. Ana@ to continue the laws now in force for regulating the trade betw. the subjects of his Majesty's dominions and the inhabitants of the tel. tories belonging to the united states of America, so far as the fame late to the trade and commerce carried on between this kingdom i

the inhabitants of the countries belonging to the said united states.
23 Geo. 3. C. 39. 24 Geo. 3. C. 45. 23 Geo. 3. C.139. fo far as relates
the commerce between this kingdom and the united states of Ameri
and 24 Geo. 3. C. 49. to continue in force till April 5, 1791. Arti
from any place bordering on the Baltic, which may be exported from t
kingdom, if exported contrary to law, and goods imported from
united states of America, and not permitted by law, and allo goods
ported from these states contrary to law, to be forfeited. How forfeitu
are to be recovered and applied. A&t to continue in force till Apri
1791; but may be repealed this feffion.

CAP. XII.
An act to indemnify such persons as have omitted to qualify themsel

for offices and employments; and to indemnify justices of the peace,
others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their qualificati
within the time limited by law, and for giving further time for th
purposes; and to indemnity members and officers, in cities, corpo
tions, and borough towns, whose admissions have been omitted to
stamped according to law, or, having been ftamped, have been loft
misaid, and for allowing them time to provide admissions duly stamp
to give further time to such persons as have omitted to make and
affidavits of the execution of indentures of clerks to attornies and !
citors; and for indemnifying deputy lieutenants and officers of the
litia, who have neglected to transmit defcriptions of their qualificati
to the clerks of the peace within the time limited by law; and for {
ing further time for that purpose.

CAP. XIII.
An act for appointing commissioners to put in execution an act of

feflion of parliament, (intituled, An act for granting an aid to his ?
jesty by a land tax, to be railed in Great Britain, for the service of
year one thousand seven hundred and ninety), together with thote n.
ed in two furiner acts for appointing commissioners of the land tax.

CA P. XIV.
An act for continuing the encouragement and reward of persons mak

certain discoveries for finding the longitude at sea, or making of
useful discoveries and improvements in navigation, and for mak
experiments relating thereto; and for adding a commissioner to e
cute the several acts for the discovery of the lorgitude at sea.

HEREAS by an act, made in the twenty-first year of

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ing the encouragement and reward of persons making certain ducoveries for finding the longitude at sea, or making other useful discoveries and improvements in navigation, and for making experiments relating thereto, the commisioners for the discovery of the longitude at sea were impowered, whenever they should be satisfied oʻtke probability of any proposal or proposals that should be made to ile for discovering the said longitude, or making any other useful sury and improvement in navigation, so as to think it proper to

experiments to be made thereof, to certify the same to the comsifoners of the navy; and also, in case they should adjudge any person or persons to have made any discovery for finding the longitude at sia, zkich thaugh not of so great use as to be entitled to any of the great Trwards specified in an all, made in the fourteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An act for the repeal of all 14Gco.3.c.66. farmer acts concerning the longitude at sea, except fo much thereof as relates to the appointment and authority of the commilioners thereby conftituted, and also such clauses as relate to the constructing, printing, publishing, vending, and licenfing of nautical almanacks, and other useful tables; and for the more effectual encouragement and reward of such perfan and persons as Mall discover a method for finding the time, or shall make useful discoveries in navigation, and for the better making experiments relating thereto; yet that the said dijevery was of considerable use to the publick, or to have made any ezber discovery or discoveries, improvenient or improvements useful to navigation, to certify such less reward, or sum or sums of money, as they the said commi Jióners for the discovery of longitude should think reglonable to be paid to fuch person or persons; and the commisioners the

naus were thereby authorised and required to make out bills upon the treafurer of the navy for such sums so certifi:d, who was thereby

, cutbrised to pay the same inmediately to such person or persons: and whereas, by reason of several payments made by the treasurer of the Fly to several persons in pursuance of the directions of the said fir/ aestioned all, the said commisioners for the discovery of longitude have early expended the sum of five thousand pounds granted by the said a&t jar the purposes aforesaid: and whereas the continuing the said encouragements and rewards, for the purposes mentioned in the said for? mentioned act, will contribute to the advantage of trade, and to beneur of this kingdom: may it therefore please your Majesty that 14 may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King's most excellent majelty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament aflembled, und by the authority of the same, That it shall and may be law. Commiffion

to and for the said commissioners for the discovery of longi- ers of longi: nude, and they have hereby full power and authority, whenever tude to certify

the probabithey fhall be satisfied of the probability of any propotal or propo- lity of success fals that shall be made to them for the discovering the said lon- of any pro gitude

, or making any other useful discovery and improvement in posal for dirnavigation, fo as to think it proper to cause experiments to be covering the

longitude, &c. made thereof, to certify the fame to the commisioners of the to the commary; and also, in case they shall adjudge any person or persons missioners of

to the navy.

to have made any discovery for finding the longitude at se which though of not so great use as to be entitled to any of tl great rewards fpecified in the said act of the fourteenth year of h present Majesty, yet that the said discovery is of considerable u to the publick, or to have made any other discovery or discov ries, improvement or improvements useful to navigation, to ce tify such less reward, or sum or sums of money, as they the fa

commissioners for the discovery of longitude shall think reaso Commission. able to be paid to such person or persons; and the commissione ers of the navy of the navy are hereby authorised and required to make out a b wards to fuch or bills upon the treasurer of the navy for such fum or sums persons as the shall be so certified to them by the said commissioners for the di commiffion. covery of longitude; and the said treasurer of the navy is here ers of longi- authorised and required to pay immediately such sum or sums tude fallce the person or persons who fhall be appointed by the said comm made any use- fioners for the discovery of longitude to make such experimen ful discove- or to receive such less reward, or sum or sums of money, for ma ries, &c.

ing lefser discoveries for finding the longitude at fea, or any oth discoveries and improvements useful to navigation, out of a monies which shall be in his the said treasurer's hands unappli

to the use of the navy. Sums paid by II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That all fuch fum virtue of this sums of money as shall be paid by the treasurer of the navy, ceed 5,000l. virtue of this act, for the purposes of making such experiments

aforesaid, and in rewarding in a lesser degree lesser discoveries i finding the longitude at sea, and also other discoveries and is provements useful to navigation, do not all together exceed t sum of five thousand pounds; provided also that such sum or sui shall be certified, and such bills shall be made out, and payme thereof made in such manner, and under the same regulations a provisions as are in and by the said act, of the fourteenth year of I present Majesty, prescribed with regard to the sum of five tho fand pounds by the said act made applicable to the encourageme and reward of such person or persons as should make lesier disc veries for finding the longitude at sea, or make other useful disc ries and improvements in navigation, and to the better making

experiments relating thereto. 26 Geo.2.c.25. III. And whereas by an aul, passed in the twenty-sixth year of

reign of his late majesty King George the Second, intituled, An: to render more effectual an act made in the twelfth year of i reign of her late majesty Queen Anne, intituled, 4n act for p viding a publick reward for such person or persons as shall discover longitude at sea, with regard to the making experiments of propol made for discovering the longitude, and to enlarge the rumber of co. millioners for putting in execution the said atı, the secretary of the a miraity for the time being is appointed one of the commissioners for pa

ting in execution the said acis: and whereas since the passing thereof Secretaries of additional secretary to the admiralty has been appointed; be it the the admiralty fore enacted, That the secretaries of the admiralty for the tir to be commit. fioners of lon.

being fhall be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners 1 gitude, putting the said acts, and also an act passed in the fifth year of I

prese present Majesty's reign, for explaining and rendering more effectual the faid acts, into execution, as fully and effectually as if they bad been appointed commillioners of the said acts of the twelfth veat of Queen Anne, of the twenty-fixth year of the reign of King Gere the Second, and of the fifth year of the reign of his present Majesty, or any or either of them.

CA P. XV. de act for raising a certain sum of money by loans or exchequer bills, for

the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety. Commisioners of the treasury may raise 3,500,000l. by loans and exche. qaer bills, before fan. s, 1791, in like manner as is prescribed by the malt ad of this feffione concerning loans, &c. The clauies, &c. in the said act relating to loans of exchequer bills, (exception) extended to this act. Exchequer bills fo illued not to be received again in payment of any taxes, nor exchanged before April 6, 1791. Action not to lie for such refusal. Principal and intereft, with charges, to be repaid out of the next supplies; and if sufficient supplies be not granted before July 5, 1791, to be charged on the coufolidated fund. Monies so 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 adi s and 6 Gul. & Mariæ potwithstanding.

CA P. XVI. Aa ad for raising a further sum of money by loans or exchequer bills, for

the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety. Commiffioners of the treasury may raise 2,000,000l. by loans and exchequer bills, before Jan. 5, 1791, in manner as by the malt act of this session

prescribed, &c. The clauses in the said act relating to loans or bills, exception) extended to this act. Exchequer bills fo illued not to be recared again in payment of any taxes, nor exchanged before April 6, 1791. Action not to lie tor such refusal. Money fo raised to be repaid out of the next parliamentary aid; and if sufficient supplies be not granted before ļuş s, 1791, to be charged on the confolidated fund. Monies so issued to be replaced out of the first supplies. Bank of England authorised to advance the said fum on the credit of this act; an act 5 and 6 Gul. & Marie notwithstanding.

CA P. XVII. do act for altering the time appointed for holding the summer feffion in the court of feffion in Scotland ; and for altering Whitsuntide and Lammas terms in the court of exchequer in Scotland. The limmer feffion in the court of seffion to begin upon May 12, and end

July 11. Whitsuntide term in the exchequer to begin upon May 12, and 17 June 2; and Lammas term to begin upon June 17, and end July 3.

Spring circuits to be held between March 12, and May 12. 16 Geo. 2. GII, recited. Complaint to the lord ordinary, on the bills in time of ration, to be equivalent to complaint to the court of feffion as directed a the recited act. Writs already issued from the exchequer, returnable a June 12, 1990, may be proceeded on, as if they had been returnable on the first day of Lammas term.

CAP. XVIII. lad to continue the several laws therein mentioned, relating to encouraging the manufacture of leather by lowering the duty payable upon the importation of oak bark, when the price of fach bark shall exceed a certain rate; to the prohibiting the exportation of tools and utensils made use of in the iron and steel manufactures of this kingdom, and to VOL. XXXVII. с

prevent the city of Bristol. That the parish church of St. Thomas, in Bristol, is in a ruinous conditio and divers lands, &c. vefted in feoffees for the maintenance of the said churc) and the market to be holden every Thursday, in St. Thomas' Street, for yarı wool, cattle, and other things, with stallage, tolls, and other profits veste in feoffees, for relieving the poor in certain almthouses founded in the fai parish, in maintenance of a conduit or aqueduct with water, &c. accor ing to letters patent tested at Gorhambury, 11 Dec. 13 Q. Eliz. wheret the granted the said market, and the tolls thereof, to the corporation : Bristol, to the intent that the inhabitants of St. Thomas' Street mig! maintain the same, and also the almshouse and conduit according to ti faid letters patent; that there is now in the bank 1,500l. capital, 4 per ceni annuities, in the names of the trustees, arising from the laid parish estatı and profits of the market, with rol. and 301. given by Eliz. Elton an Tho. Lewis, for charitable purposes. That the expence of rebuilding tt faid church and tower is estimated at 5,000l. Commissioners, the mayo of Bristol, the members of parliament, the alderman of St. Thomas' ward and vicar of the parish, and others, whereof 5 may act. Monies vested i them. Chufing new commissioners. Qualification of trustees, to be rate at 20l. per ann. Commissioners not to act whilft holding employments contracts under the act. Meetings. Commillioners to bear their ow expences. Commissioners may appoint a treasurer. Appointment of co lectors of rates. Penalty on refusing to ferve, 201. Others to be aj pointed in case of refusal or death. Perfons serving or paying the penalt not compellable to serve again for three years. Collectors to account; an pay the balance quarterly. Rates to be made, 250l. per ann.; how to t collected, &c. one half on landlords, the other on occupiers. Tenant 1 pay the whole rate, and deduct half out of his rent. Where houtes a let to several tenants, one to pay the rate; and deduct the same out of th rent. Not to affect agreements between landlord and tenant. Rates ng to be paid in respect of empty houses. Commissioners may inspect dupl. cates of the land tax rates gratis. Commencement and continuance « rates, from June 24, yearly: Rates in arrear may be raised by succeedin collectors. Lolies by insolvency to be made good by additional rate Rates to be allowed by two justices; how recoverable, by distress and fake with costs. Where no distress can be found, and rate not paid, offende to be committed, for 2 calendar months. Rates may be recovered in an other parith, being signed by a justice. Appeal againft the rates. Fc enabling the feoffees of St. Thomas' Parikh Lands, and of the market, t

prevent the feducing of artificers and workmen, employed in those ma nufactures, to go into parts beyond the leas; and to the ascertaining th

strength of spirits by Clarke's hydrometer. 12 Geo. 3. C. so, for encouraging the manufacture of leather, continue for 5 years. 26 Geo. 3. c.89, to extend to other tools and utensils, 25 Geo. c. 67, continued to the end of the next session. So much of 27 Gco. c. 31, as directs that all spirits shall be deemed of the strength denoted b Clarke's hydrometer, continued to the end of the next session.

CAP. XIX. An act for allowing further time for inrollment of deeds and wills made b

Papists, and for relief of Protestant purchasers. Act 3 Geo. 1, recited. Deeds and wills of Papists, &c. made fince Sept. 2° 1717, to be good in law, if inrolled before Sept. 1, 1790. This act not i extend to deeds, &c. the validity whereof has been brought in questio before Jan. 1, 1790. Purchases made not to be avoided, on account the title-deeds not having been inrolled, &c. This act not to make goc any grant of the right of presentation to any benefice, &c. in trust for ar Papift.

CA P. XX. An act for rebuilding the parish church and

tower of Saint Thomas, with

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