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Being the Second Session of the Seventeenth Parliament of
PUBLICK ACT S.
Cap. I. T mente made to regulate the trials of controverted
O the provisions
ele&tions, or returns of members to serve in parliament.
Cap. 2. To repeal the duties on certain inhabited houses containing less than seven windows, or lights, granted by an act of the fixth year of the reign of his present Majesty.
Cap. 3. For repealing the duties on female servants.
Cap. 4. For repealing the duties on waggons, wains, carts, and other carriages, granted by an act of the twenty-third year of the reign of his present Majesty.
Cap. 5. For granting an aid to his Majesty by a land tax, ta be raised in Great Brituir, for the service of the year one thoufand seven hundred and ninety-two.
Cap. 6. For repealing the duties upon malt, granted by an ad made in the thirty-first year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An all for granting to his Majesty additional dra ties upon malt.
Cap. 7. For repeating a certain part of the duty upon all can. djes (except wax and spermaceti candles.) a 2.:
Cap. 8. For the more effectual preventing of frauds in the re, venue of excise by common brewers.
Cap. 9. For repealing certain regulations with respect to cera titicates on exporting tea to Ireland or America.
Cap. 10. For the better execution of certain warrants issued i for the apprehending and committing persons convicted of of. fences against the excise laws.
Cap. 11. To compel auctioneers to declare whether sales have been heid under the notices now required to be given by law.
Cap. 12. For granting to his Majesty the fun of four hun. dred thousand pounds, to be issued and paid to the governor and company of the bank of England, to be by them placed to the account of the commissioners for the reduction of the national debt.
Cap. 13. To enable his Majesty to make provision for the establiment of their royal highnesses the duke and duchess of York and Albany; and also to settle an annuity on her royal highness during the time of her natural life, to commence from the decease of his said royal highness, in case lier said royal highness 1hall survive him.
Cap. 14. To continue the laws now in force for regulating the trade between the subjects of his Majesty's dominions and the inhabitants of the territories belonging to the united states of America, so far as the same relate to the trade and commerce carried on between this kingdom and the inhabitants of the countries belonging to the said united states.
Cap. 15. For railing a certain sum of money by loans or ex. chequer bills, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two.
Cap. 16. For raising a further sum of money, by loans or exchequer bills, for the service of the year one thousand seven hun dred and ninety-two.
Cap. 17. For the regulation of his Majesty's marine forces wl ile on thore.
Cap. 18. For continuing and granting to his Majesty certain cuies upon inalt, mum, cyder, and perry, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two. Cap. 19. For punishing mutiny and defertion; and for the
i better payment of the army and their quarters.
Cap. 20. For providing a workhoule for the reception of the poor of the parish of Stone, in the county of Stafford, and for regulating and employing the poor therein.
Cap. 21. For the more effectual prevention of frauds in the revenue of exeisc with respect to the manufactering of soap.
Cap. 22. To continue and amend leveral laws relating to the encouragement of the fisheries carried on in the Greenland feas and Danis's Sirrighes; and to amend the laws now in force for the encouragement of the fisheries carried on in the seas 10 the lourbward of the Greenland feas and Davis's Streighis.
Cap. 23. For secuitying mistakes in the names of several of the cummillioners appointed by an act made in the last feffon
of parliament, to put in execution an act made in the fame Teslion, intituled, An att for granting an aid to his Majesty by a land tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the service of the year one thousand feven hundred and ninety-one; and for appointing other commissioners, together with those named in the first mentioned act, to put in execution an act of this session of parliament, for granting an aid to his Majesly by a land tax, to be raised in Great Britain for the service of the year one thousand Seven hundred and ninety.iwo; and for indemnifying such persons as have acted as conmiffioners for executing ihe said act, for granting an aid to bis Majesty by a land tax, 10 be raised in Great Britain, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one.
Cap. 24. To repeal so much of an act, made in the twentyseventh year of his present Majesty, as relates to the sale of the house in Privy Garden, heretofore used as an office for the commissioners of the lottery; and to enable his Majesty to grant the said premises.
Cap. 25. To enable the governor and company of the bank of Scotland, further to increase the capital stock of the said company.
Cap. 26. For defraying the charge of the pay and clothing of the militia, in that part of Great Britain called England, for one year, beginning the twenty-fifth day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two.
Cap. 27. To indemnify such persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for offices and employments; and to indemnify justices of the peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their qualifications within the time limited by law, and for giving further time for those purposes ; and to indemnify members and officers, in cities, corporations, and borough towns, whose admiffions have been omitted to be stamped according to law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or misaid; and for allowing them time to provide admissions duly stamped ; to give further time to such perfons as have omitted to make and file affidavits of the execution of indentures of clerks to attornies and solicitors; for indemnifying deputy lieutenants and officers of the militia, who have neglected to transmit descriptions of their qualifications to the clerks of the peace within the time limited by law; and for giving further time for that purpose; and for allowing further time to such per. sons as have omitted to pay the duties on the indentures and contracts of clerks, apprentices, or servants.
Cap. 28. For granting to his Majesty a certain sum of money, to be raised by a lottery.
Cap. 29. For establishing a perminent fund for the relief and support of skippers and keelmen employed in the coal trade on the river IVear, in the couniy of Durham, who by fickness, or other accidental misfortunes, or by old age, shall not be able to maintain themselves and their families; and also for the relief of the widows and children of such skippers and keelmen. a 3
Cap: 30. For taking down the church, chancel, and tower belonging to the parih of Saint Mary Magdalen, in Bridgenorth, in the county of Salop, and for rebuilding the fame, and for ene larging the burial ground of the said parish.
Cap: 31: For more effectually embanking, draining, and otherwise improving, the island of Canvay, in the county of Ellex.
Cap. 32. To revive and continue so much of an act, made in the sixth year of the reign of his present Majesty, as relates to the conveyance of sheep between Cowes in the isle of Wight, and the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth; and to extend the fame to horses and lambs; and to amend the said act.
Cap. 33. For explaining and amending an act, passed in the thirty-first year of the reign of his late majesty King George the Second, intituled, An act for the encouragement of seamen empleyed in the royal navy, and for establishing a regular method for the punclual, 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-commiflioned officers of marines, and marines, serving, or who may have served, on board any of his Majesty's ships.
Cap. 34. For explaining and amending an act, passed in the twenty-sixth year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An all for the further preventing frauds and abuses attending the payment of wages, prize money, and other allowances, due for the fervice of perty officers and seamen on board any of his Majefty's ships; and for further extending the benefits thereof to petty officers and seamen, non-commislioned officers of marines, and marines, serving, or who may have served, on board any of his Majesty's Thips.
Cap. 35. For granting to his Majesty a certain sum of money out of the consolidated fund; and for applying certain monies therein mentioned for the service of the year one thousand sever hundred and ninety-two; for further appropriating the supplies granted in this session of parliament; and for making forth duplicates of exchequer bills, lottery tickets, certificates, receipts, annuity orders, or other orders, loft, burnt, or otherwise deftroyed.
Cap. 36. To continue several laws therein mentioned, relating to the discontinuing the duties payable upon the importation of tallow, hogs lard, and grease; to the free importation of certain raw hides and skins from Ireland and the British plantations in America; to the probibiting the exportation of tools and utensils made use of in the iron and steel manufactures of this kingdom ; and to prevent the seducing of artificers and work. men employed in those manufactures to go into parts beyond the seas; to the better regulating of pilots, for the conducting of thips and vessels from Dover, Deal, and the Isle of Ibanet; 10 the ascertaining the strength of spirits by Clark's, hydrometer ;
and to the allowing the importation of seal skins, cured with foreign falt, free of duty.
Cap. 37. For making perpetual an act made in the twentyfeventh year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An ea for allowing the importation and exportation of certain goods, wares, and merchandise, in the ports of Kingston, Savannah la Mar, Montego Bay, and Santa Lucea in the island of Jamaica, in the port of Saint George in the island of Grenada, in the Port of Roseau in the island of Dominica, and in the port of Nassau in the island of New Providence, one of the Bahama Illands, under certain regulations and restrictions.
Cap. 38. For building a bridge over the river_South Efk, at or near the town of Montrose, in the county of Forfar; and for making suitable approaches thereto.
Cap. 39. To enable the inhabitants of the parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, in the city of London, to raise money for paying and discharging the debts that have been contracted in repairing their parish church, and building a new workhouse.
Cap. 40. For aniending the laws of excise relating to the manufactory of fint glass.
Cap. 41. To exempt whale oil, and other articles therein mentioned, and sold by auction in Great Britain, from the duty imposed on fuch fales.
Cap. 42. To empower the high court of chancery to lay out a further sum of the suitors money upon proper securities, and for applying the interest towards discharging the expences of the office of the accountant general, and for building offices for the masters in ordinary in chancery, and a publick office for the suitors of the said court, and offices for the secretaries of bankrupts and lunaticks, and for building repositories for securing the title deeds of the suitors of the said court, and the records and proceedings of the commissioners of bankrupts and lunaticks.
Cap. 43. For regulating the allowance of the drawback and payment of the bounty on the exportation of sugar ; and for permitting the importation of sugar and coffee into the Bahama and Bermuda islands, in foreign Thips.
Cap. 44. For extending the provisions of an act, made in the thirteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled,
An act to impower the magifirates therein mentioned to settle and regulate the wages of persons employed in the filk manufaElure within their respezlive jurisdictions, to manufactories of sík mixed with other materials; and for the more effectual punifliment of buyers and receivers of filk purloined and embezzled by persons employed in the manufacture thereof.
Cap. 45. To explain and amend an act, made in the seventeenth year of the reign of his late majesty King George the Second, intituled, An act ta amerd and make more effectual the lows relating to rogues, vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly perfons, and to houses of correction.