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« • House-breaking, or Robbery in Shops, “ Warehouses, Coach-houses, or Stables, or

that steal Horses,' as takes away the Be“ nefit of Clergy from Persons; privately ☆ stealing, in any Shop, Warehouse, Coach“ house, or Stable, any Goods, Wares, or « Merchandizes of the Value of Five Shil“ lings; and for more effectually preventing “ the Crime of stealing privately in Shops, * Warehouses, Coach-houses, or Stables;”. and an Act passed in the third year of the present reign, intituled “ An Act for extend

ing the Laws against Receivers of Stolen “Goods to Receivers of Stolen Bonds, Bank

Notes, and other Securities for Money;" · and an Act passed in the same year, intituled 6 An Act for altering and amending several " Acts passed in the First and Ninth Years of “ the Reign of King George the First, andiin “ the Forty-first, Fifty-second, Fifty-sixth, and "Fifty-seventh Years of the Reign of His late “ Majesty King George the Third, so far as “ the same relate to the Recovery of Da* mages committed by riotous and tumultuous "Assemblies, and unlawful and malicious

Offenders';" and the whole of an Act passed in the same year of the present reign, inti. tuled “ An Act for the further and more ade

quate Punishment of Persons convicted of “ Manslaughter, and of Servants convicted of "robbing their Masters, and of Accessories “ before the Fact to Grand Larceny, and cer. "tain other Felonies, except so far as relates to manslaughter ;, and so much of another Act'passed in the same vear,rintituled shiAn “Act to provide for the more effectual Pu: “nishment of certain Offences, by Imprison

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3G. 4. c. 114.

ment with hard Labour," às relates to the punishment for receiving stolen goods, and for obtaining any property as therein mentioned by false pretences; and so much of an Act passed in the same year, intituled “ An 3G. 4. c. 126. s. 128. " Act to amend the General Laws now in

being for regulating Turnpike Roads in " that Part of Great Britain called England," as creates any felony; and the whole of an Act passed in the fourth year of the present reign, intituled “ An Act for repealing the 4 G. 4. c. 46. 6 Capital Punishments inflicted by several "Acts of the Sixth and Twenty-seventh Years 5 of King George the Second, and of the “Third, Fourth, and Twenty-second Years of " King George the Third, and for providing 4 other Punishments in lieu thereof, and in

lieu of the Punishment of Frame-breaking "under an Act of the Twenty-eighth Year of " the same Reign,' except so far as relates to the felonies created by the Acts of the twentyseventh year of King George the Second and of the third year of King George the Third therein recited; and the whole of an Act passed in the same year of the present reign, intituled “ An Act for extending the Benefit 4 G. 4. c. 53. “of Clergy to several Larcenies therein men“tioned, except so far as relates to any persont convicted of stealing or embezzling his Majesty's ammunition, sails, cordage, or naval or military stores, or of being accessory to any such offence; and the whole of an Act passed in the same year, intituled: “ An Act 4 G. 4. c. 54. is for allowing the Benefit of Clergy to Per"sons convicted of certain Felonies under "Two Acts of the Ninth Year of King George 6 the First and of the Twenty-seventh Yeartof

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“ King George the Second; for making better « Provision for the Punishment of Persons “ guilty of sending or delivering threatening 6 Letters, and of Assaults with Intent to com“ mit Robbery," except so far as relates to any person who shall send or deliver any letter or writing threatening to kill or murder, or to burn or destroy, as therein mentioned, or shall be accessory to any such offence, or shall forcibly rescue any person being lawfully in custody for any such offence; and an

Act passed in the sixth year of the present 6 G. 4. c. 19. reign, intituled “ An Act for the Amendment

“ of the Law as to the Offence of sending " threatening Letters ;" and so much of an

Act passed in the same year of the present 6 G. 4. c. 94. s. 7, 8, reign, intituled “ An Act to alter and amend

6 an Act for the better Protection of the Pro“ perty of Merchants and others, who may 6 hereafter enter into Contracts or Agree* ments in relation to Goods, Wares, or Mer“ chandize entrusted to Factors or Agents," as relates to any misdemeanor therein men

tioned; and also an Act passed in the seventh in G. 4. c. 69. year of the present reign, intituled “ An Act

“ to amend the Law in respect to the Offence

of stealing from Gardens and Hothouses ;" and all Acts continuing or perpetuating any of the Acts or parts of Acts herein-before re ferred to, so far only as relates to the continuing or perpetuating the same respectively, shall be and continue in force until and throughout the last day of June in the present year, and shall from and after that day as to that part of the United Kingdom called England, and as to offences committed within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England, be

repealed; except so far as any of the said Acts may repeal the whole or any part of any other Acts; and except as to offences and other matters committed or done before or upon the said last day of June, which shall be dealt with and punished as if this Act had not been passed. II. Provided always, and be it enacted, Not to repeal any Act

choul in relating to the postThat nothing. in this Act contained shall in anywise affect or alter such part of any Act public stores, bank of as relates to the Post Office, or to any branch

"company. of the Public Revenue, or to the Naval, Military, Victualling, or other Public Stores of his Majesty, His heirs or successors, except the Acts of the thirty-first year of Queen Elizabeth and of the twenty-second year of King Charles the Second, which are herein-before repealed, or shall affect or alter any Act relating to the Bank of England or South Sea Company,

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AN ACT
For further improving the Administra-
'tion of Justice in Criminal Cases in
England.

June 1827.]

· ... 7911 WHEREAS trials for Criminal Offences in that part of the united kingdom called England are attended with some forms which frequentJy impede the due administration of justice, and it is therefore expedient to abolish such forms, and also to abolish the benefit of clergy, and to make better provision for the punishment of offenders in certain cases: Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament assem

bled, and by the authority of the same, That if A plea of “ Not any person, not having privilege of peerage, Guilty,” without more shall put the being arraigned upon any indictment for trea. prisoner on his trial by son, felony, or piracy, shall plead thereto a plea

of “ Not Guilty,” he shall by such plea, without any further form, be deemed to have put himself upon the country for trial; and the court

shall, in the usual manner, order a jury for

'the trial of such person accordingly. If he refuse to plead, II. And be it enacted, That if any person,

rder & being arraigned upon or charged with any in

Jury.

Court may

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