Page images
PDF
EPUB

convicted thereof, shall suffer death as a fe

lon.

VI. And be it enacted, That if any person Drowning any mine, v or filling up any shaft, shall unlawfully and maliciously cause any ac. with intent to water to be convered into any mine, or into destroy the mine.

aný subterraneous passage communicating therewith, with intent thereby to destroy or damage such mine, or to hinder or delay the working thereof; or shall, with the like intent, unlawfully and maliciously pull down, fill up, or obstruct any airway, waterway, drain, pit, level, or shaft of, or belonging to any mine, every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years; and, if a male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately

whipped (if the court shall'so think fit), in adProviso.

dition to such imprisonment: Provided al. ways, That this provision shall not extend to any damage committed under ground by any owner of any adjoining mine in working the same, or by any person duly employed in such

working.' in Destroying any en

' VII. And be it enacted, That if any per.

son shall unlawfully and maliciously pull down used in any mine.

or destroy, or damage with intent to destroy or to render useless, any steam engine or other engine for sinking, draining, or working any mine, or any staith, building, or erection used in conducting the business of any mine, or any bridge, waggon-way, or trunk for conveying minerals from any mine, whether such engine, staith, building, erection, bridge, waggonway, or trunk be completed or in an unfinished

gine,

state, every such offender shall be guilty of
felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be Felony.
liable to any of the punishments which the
court may award, as herein-before last men-
tioned.

VIII. And be it enacted, That if any per-Rioters demolishing, sons, riotously and tumultuously assembled &c. a church, chapel,

house, or certain together to the disturbance of the public buildings, or any peace, shall unlawfully and with force demo- machinery in any lish, pull down, or destroy, or begin to demo. manufactory or mine. , lish, pull down, or destroy, any church or chapel, or any chapel for the religious worship of persons dissenting from the united church of England and Ireland, duly registered or récorded, or any house, stable, coach-house, outhouse, warehouse, office, shop, mill, malthouse, hop oast, barn, or granary, or any building or erection used in carrying on any trade or manufacture, or any branch thereof, or any machinery, whether fixed or move. able, prepared for or employed in any manufacture, or in any branch thereof, or any steam engine or other engine for sinking, draining, or working any mine, or any staith, building, or erection used in conducting the business of any mine, or any bridge,waggonway, or trunk for conveying minerals from any mine, every Felony. such offender shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall suffer death as à felon.

IX. And be it enacted, That if any person Setting fire to or de. shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to, or stroying a ship. in anywise destroy any ship or vessel, whether the same be complete or in an unfinished state, or shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to, cast away, or in anywise destroy any ship or vessel, with intent thereby to prejudice

[graphic][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed]

r or canal.

convicted thereof, shall suffer death as a felon.

XII. And be it enacted, That if any person Destroying any sea shall unlawfully and maliciously break down bank, &c. or works or cut down any sea bank or sea wall, or the on bank or wall of any river, canal, or marsh, whereby any lands shall be overflowed or damaged, or shall be in danger of being so, or shall unlawfully and maliciously throw down, level, or otherwise destroy any lock, sluice, floodgate, or other work on any navigable river or canal, every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life, or Punishment. for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years; and if a male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment; and if any person shall un- Re lawfully and maliciously cut off, draw up, or of any sex bank, &c., remove any piles, chalk, or other materials or doing any damage

to obstruct the navifixed in the ground and used for securing any gation of a river or sea bank or sea wall or the bank or wall of canal. any river, canal, or marsh, or shall unlawfully and maliciously open or draw up any flood gate, or do any other injury or mischief to any navigable river or canal, with intent and so as thereby to obstruct or prevent the carrying on, completing, or maintaining the navigation thereof, every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be Felony. liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for the term of Punishme

seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term ļ not exceeding two years; and, if a male, to

[graphic]

be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in ad

dition to such imprisonment. i : 10 tdi 9h Injury to a public "Xil). And be it enacted, That if any pers bridge.

son shall unlawfully and maliciously pull down or in anywise destroy any publie bridgeglior do any injury with intent and so as thereby to tender such bridge or any part thereof dans

gerous or impassable, every such offender Felony.

shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted

thereof, shall be liable, at the disöretion of the Punishment. court, to be transported beyond the seas for

life, or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years; and, if a male, ato be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in addition to

such imprisonment.'' rs691:16 IV Destroying a turnpike · XIV. And be it enacted, That if any person gate, toll house, &c. shall unlawfully and maliciously throw down, .. · level, or otherwise destroy, in whole or in part,

any turnpike gate, or any wall, chain, rail, post, bar, or other fence belonging to any turnpike gate, or set up or erected to prevent passengers passing by without paying any toll directed to be paid by any Act ori Acts of Parliament relating thereto, or any house, building, or weighing engine erected for the better collection, ascertainment, or security of

any such toll, every suche offender shall be Misdemeanor.

guilty of a misdemeanor, and, being convicted

thereof, shall be punished accordingly. Vile O' Breaking down the XV. And be it enacted, That if any person dam of a fishery, &c. shall unlawfully and maliciously break down or mill dam.

or otherwise destroy the dam of any fishpond, or of any water which shall be private property, or in which there shall be any private right of fishery, with intent thereby to take or

« PreviousContinue »