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CHAP. IIL

Preamble.

All those persons whose names are entered upon flie books of the law society as students at law nnd barristers, shall be deemed legally entered on the said books.

It shall >:c lawful for the benchers of the law society in Michaelmas term next, to make a further^xtry of the names of other students or barristers And alt such persons so entered in Michaelmas term, shall be held to be legally entered.

An Act io iiffl.nl relief to BARRISTERS and ATTORNIES, and to provide for the admission of
LAW STUDENTS within this 1'rovince, and for oilier purposes therein mentioned.

[Passed \4ih March, 1815.]

WHEREAS the glorious and honorable defence of this Province in the war w ith the United States of America, hath necessarily called from their usual occupations and professions most of the inhabitants of the said Province, and amongst them very many Barristers, Students at Law, Altornics and Articled Clerks of Attornics within the same, whereby the regular meetings of the Benchers of the Law Society of the said Province being for many terms past interrupted, several young gentlemen have been prevented from making due application for admission on the books of the said Society as Students at Law, and several Students at Law have in like manner been prevented from being duly called to the Bar of the said Province, to their manifest and great injury: And whereas to obviate this evil as far as they then could, at a meeting of the said Law Society held as of Hilary Term, in the fifty-fifth year of His present Majesty's Reign, the Benchers of the said Law Society did enter upon their books the names of several persons who had been prevented in maimer aforesaid, from obtaining their due admission as Students and Barristers as aforesaid, therefore to remove all doubts as to the legality of such entry or entries, Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly of the Province of Upper Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of Great Britain, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain parts of an Act passed in the fourteenth year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, 'An Act for making more effectual provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America, and to make further provision for the Government of the said Province," and by the authority of the same, That all those persons whose names are now entered upon the books of the Law Society, as Students at Law and Barristers, shall be deemed and held to be legally and regularly entered on the said books, and are hereby declared to be Students at Law and Barristers within this Province, and of such standing as to time, as is now allowed by each respectively upon the books of the Society.

II. Jlnd be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and* may be lawful for the Benchers of the said Law Society, or a quorum thereof, in Michaelmas term next, to make a further entry upon the books of the said Society, of the names of other Students or Barristers who may have been and still continue to be prevented by the causes aforesaid, from making their proper application in due time for thfcir respective admissions, and that all such persons so to be entered upon the said books in Michaelmas term next, shall be held to be legally and regularly entered on the said

Nftlhln* htrem Cob* tained to oe compulsory upon the said society to uink« »uch admissions.

books, and shall in like manner be considered and held as to term and degree, as Students and Barristers, according to the tenor of such entry so to be made in Michaelmas term next as aforesaid: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to be compulsory Upon the said Society to make such admissions, but that the same and every of them to be made by virtue of this Act, shall be so entered and made only upon the approbation and unanimous vote of a legal quorum of the said Benchers-.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid^ That all those An persons now enprisons whose names are now entered upon the Rolls of the Court of King's {Je* court" of K°b* it Bench, as Attornies thereof, and who have by military or other public Attornies, &c. are doduty, been interrupted in their regular service, limited in their respective entered!" eresuarjr articles of clerkship, are hereby declared to be regularly entered and admitted as such Attornies. any defect in such entry or entries as to the time

ofservicej notwithstanding!

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid^ That in all future admissions of Attornies' Clerks, who have been bona fide articled as such, before the passing of this Act, and who for any portion or portions of time, within the period limited in their respective articles of clerkship, have been withdrawn from the service of their masters, by any military or any civil or public duty, or by arty Other matter, cause or circumstance occasioned by the war, and preventing such regular service, it shall and may be lawful for ♦lie Court of King's Bench to admit sufch articled Clerks to be Attornies of the said Court at the end of five years from the date of their respective indentures, without the usual affidavit of service, and that all such Attornies Bo to he entered, shall be considered and held as Attornies of the said fourt, legally admitted, any defect by reason of interrupted service for the causes aforesaid notwithstanding*

In all future admissions of attornies clerks who have been articled as such, before the passing of this act, and who for any portion of time during theirr.lerkship, have been withdrawn from the service of their masters, by any military or civil duty, Sic.

To be admitted without the usual oath of service.

CHAP. IV.

An Act for granting a COMPENSATION to THOMAS MERRITT, Esquire, Sheriff of tte
District of Niagara, for Certain Extraordinary Services performed by him.

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CHAP.

CHAP. V.

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An Act to continue and amend an Act passed in the fifty-first year of His Majesty's Reign, intitule^ "An Act to repeal an Act passed in tke forty seventh year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, - Jn Act to repeal the several Acts now in furce in this Province relative' to KATES and ASSESSMENTS, and also to particularize the Propeity Real and Personal, which din 1r,g the continuance thereof, sliallbe subject to Rates and Assessments, and jixing the several valuations at whichtcch and every particular of such property shall be rated and assessed, and to make further pruviiLn for tlie same-"

[Passed Wh March, 1815.]

WHEREAS an Act of the Parliament of this Province, passed in the fifty-first year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act passed in the forty-seventh year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, * An Act to repeal the several Acts now in force in this Province relative to Rates and Assessments, and also to particularize the Property real and personal which during the continuance thereof shall be subject to Rates and Assessments, and fixing the several valuations at which each and every particular of such Property shall be Rated and Assessed, and to make further provision for the same," will soon expire: And whereas it is expedient that the same should be amended and continued, Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly of the Province of Upper Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of Great Britain, intituled, "An Act to repeal certain parts of an Act passed in the fourteenth year of Hi? Majesty's Reign, intituled, 'An Act for making more effectual provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America, and to make further provision for the Government of the said Province," and by the authority of the same, that the said Act of the Parliament of this Province, passed in the fifty-first year of His Majesty's Reign, excepting as is herein after provided for, shall be and the same is hereby continued.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much of the said recited Act as directs Town Lots in the Towns of Niagara, Qneenston and Sandwich to be Rated and Assessed, and also as directs additional pairs of mill stones to be valued at fifty pounds, and also as directs the payment of fees to the Clerks of the Peace, be and the same is hereby repealed.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every additional pair of mill stones wrought by water shall be valued and Assessed at the sum of two hundred pounds.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the first day of March, which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, the third clause of the said recited Act of

the the Parliament of this Province, passed in the fifty-first year of His Majesty's Reign, be and the same is hereby repealed.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the said first day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, the persons nominated and chosen as Assessors in each and every Parish, Township, reputed Township or Place, shall during the Continuance of this Act, have power and authority, and they are hereby authorized, impowered and required to demand and receive of and from each and every ratable inhabitant resident within the Parish, Township or Place for which they shall be so nominated and chosen, a list of all the Ratable Property, real and personal in his, her or their possession in the Province, which said list shall be taken annually during the continuance of this Act, between the first Monday in March and the sitting of the Quarter Sessions of the Peace then next ensuing, and which list shall-particularly specify the District in which such real property as aforesaid shall be situated, and the said Assessors shall make a return of all the Ratable Inhabitants, together with a true list of their Ratable Property as aibresaid, and shall include their own Ratable Property therein, at the foot of which they shall subscribe their names, and after putting up a copy thereof in some public and conspicuous place in the Township in which the same shall be made, shall return the same to the Clerk of the Peace, to be laid before the said Court of Quarter Sessions.

After the 1st March, 1816, the assessors in each township authorised to demand from each inhabitant a list of all the rateable property in hi} possession.

List to be taken annually, and to specify the district in which his real property is situated.

Assessors to subscribe their names to the list and put a copy thereof in some puhlic place id the township, and return the same to the clerk of the peace.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Clerk of Cleric of the peace the Peace shall be entitled to ask, and the Treasurer is hereby required to ""'Jf,^10 jJSleS pay him, thirty shillings lawful money on each Assessment Roll by the said ton. Clerk appointed & transmitted to the Collectors of their respective Districts.

After the 1st March, 1816, the clerk of the peace shall, from the several assessments make up a separate schedule of (he real property, agreeable to the fonri prescribed, and transmit a copy to the clerk of the peace for the district in which the real property shall be situated.

VII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the first day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, as aibresaid, the Clerk of the Peaee for each and every District as aforesaid, shall from the several Assessments make up a separate schedule, agreeable to the annexed form, of the Real Property returned from each and every District as aforesaid, specifying the name of each and every Ratable Inhabitant as aforesaid, a certified copy of which he shall and he is hereby required -to transmit to the Clerk of the Peace for the District in which the said Real Property shall be situated, and that the Clerk of the Peace in each and every District of this Province, shall cause a copy of the schedules so transmitted to them, to be sent to the Treasurer of the said District.

VIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. That from and Fees to the clerk of after the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, a6 »'« peace, assessor and aforesaid, for the extra duties imposed by this Act, the Clerk of the Peace,

the Treasurer, the Assessor in each and every District of this Province shall and may receive for the same the following fees i—

To the Clerk of the Peace, thirty shillings for eaeh list.

To the Assessor, two pounds per cent.

To the Treasurer, one pound per cent*

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IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen as aforesaid, the Treasurer of each and every District as aforesaid, shall make out a statement of the sums levied under the authority of their respective Assessments on Real Property not within the limits of their respective Districts, to be laid before the Magistrates in Quarter Sessions, which said sums of money respectively, the Magistrates in Quarter Sessions shall, and they are hereby required to order to be paid, deducting the expense of assessment, collection and allowance to the Treasurer and Clerk of the Peace, to the Treasurer or his duly authorized Agent of the District wherein such Real Property as aforesaid shall be situated.

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. That from and after the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen as aforesaid, this Act shall be and continue in force for and during the term of four years, and from thence to the end of the then next ensuing Session, of Parliament.

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