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ountrrfeit gold or or counterfeit gold or silver coin shall he-produced in any court of justice in

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iu • court r>r justice, tins Province, the judges shlill cause the -"same to be cut in pieces in open court, or in the presence of a'Juitice ofahe Peace, :and there be delivered tw or for the person or persons to whom it -belongs.

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Repeal of Ordinance, 17th Geo 3. for regulating the currency.

XI f. And be it further enacted by tlie authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this Act, the Act or Ordinance made in the seventeenth year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, " An Ordinance for regulating the currency of the Province," be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Preamble.

A pannel of jurors for the trial of issues at the assi7.es, shall be transmitted, at stated periods into the court of King's Bench, by the Sheriffs of the Eastern, Midland and Western Districts respectively, without any venire facial for that purpose.

The ShciiiT of tbe Home District, to return in like manner, on first day of every

term.

CHAP. II.

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An Act to amend certain parts of an Act, intituled, " An Act for the regulation of JURIES," and a certain other Act, intituled, " An Act to Establish a SUPERIOR COURT of CIVIL and CRIMINAL JURISDICTION, and to regulate the COURT of APFEAL."

[3d June, 1796.]

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 ui-der 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 cf Quebec in North America, and to make further provision for the Government of the said Province,"and by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, and before the first day of Trinity term now next ensuing, and before the first day of the respective terms, next preceding the time when the issuing of the Writs of Assize and Nisi Prius, are directed to be issued, according to the form and effect of a certain Act passed in the thirty fourth yeai of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to establish a Superior Court of Civil arnl Criminal Jurisdiction, and to regulate the Court of Appeal," and in every year thereafter ensuing, the Sheriffs of the Eastern' Midland and Western Districts, and each respectively, shall cause a pannel of the names of the jurors, not less than thirty six, nor more than forty eight persons, according to the rule's and regulations contained in the said Act, intituled, " An Act for the regulation of Juries," to be transmitted into His Majesty's Court of his Bench, that shall be liable to be summoned for the trial of all causfes at the then next ensuing Assizes, without a Venire Facias for that purpose.

II. And be it further enacted, That the Sheriff of the Home District, on or before the first day of every term, shall cause a pannel of the names of jurors, not less than thirty six nor more than forty eight, according to the rules and regulations of the said Act, foiilhe regulation of Juries, to be transmitted into His said Majesty's Court of his Bench, of persons that shall be liable to be summoned for the trial of all causes at the sittings during and ensuing each term, without a Venire Facias for that purpose. , l>v -: ,

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CHAP. III.

An Act to amend an Act, intituled, " An Act for regulating the manner of LICENCING PUBLIC HOUSES, and for the more easy convicting of Persons selling SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR^ without Licence."

[3d June, 1796.]

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 from and after the passing of this Act, if any person or persons shall keep an Inn or Public House for the purpose of vending Wine, Brandy, Rum, or other Spirituous Liquors; unless he, she or they shall hare previously obtained a Licence in manner and form pres- 13, ^W, «9j°" cribed by an Act passed in the thirty-fourth year of His Majesty's reign, intituled, " An Act for regulating the manner of Licencing Public Houses, and for the more easy convicting of persons selling spirituous Liquors without Licence," such person or persons shall forfeit and pay the sum of Twenty Pounds, to be levied upon his, her or their goods and chattels, upon being convicted on the oath of any one credible witness, of his, her, or their having offended against the said Act, in manner and form as is therein mentioned; a moiety whereof shall be given to the informer, and the oth^r moiety paid into the hands of His Majesty's Receiver General, to and for the use of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, for the Public uses of this Province, and towards the support of the Government thereof, to be accounted for to His Majesty, through the Commissioners of His Treasury for the time being, in such manner and form as it shall please His Majesty to direct.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may btlaicful for arty person or persons not having obtained a Licence, and kept an Inn or Public House, at any tint e^b)fore, and being desirous of keeping an „,, Inn or Public House, to apply for a Licence at any time during the year, to the fi«t. Magistrates of the District in which he resides, in General Quarter Sessions assembled, and it shall and may be lawful for the said Magistrates, to enquire into the character and behaviour of the person applying, and {fit shall appear to them expedient to increase the number of Inns or Public Houses, and that the party applying is a sober and honest man, the presiding Magistrate shall then ana there grant him a Certificate under his hand and seal, which Certificate shall enable the party so holding the same to take out a Licence; and the Secretary of the Province or his agent, upon the production of such Certificate, shall be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to grant a Licence accordingly; the person or

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persons paying for the same such sum of money as is directed to be paid by all

persons receiving a Licence to keep an Inn or Public House in this Province,

and entering into a regular recognizance before the Clerk of the Peace, in man* («) Repeated for a

ner and form as L* prescribed by a certain Ac1,passed in the thirty-fourth year of ¥£'', Jf<Mk Ucv ill<

His Majesty's reign, intituled, " An Act for regulating the manner of Licencing

Public Houses, and for the more ea*y convicting of persons selling Spirituous

Liquors without Licence," any thing in the said Act or in any former Act to the

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CHAP. IV.

An Act to amend corfnin parts of an Act, intituled, " An Act to fix the Times and Pious «/ holding the COURTS of GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of tlu PEACE, wilhm tht several Districts of this Province."

[3d June, 1796.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to alter the place of holding the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, in and for the Western District of this Province ; Be it therefore 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 Acl to repeal certain parts of an Act passed in fourteenth year of IIis 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 3aid Province," and by the authority of the same, That so much of a certain Act passed in the thirty-third year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, " An Act to fix the times and places of holding the Courts of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace within the several Districts of this Province,'' which directs that the Courts of Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the Western District of this Province, shall commence and be holden in the Town of Detroit, on such days and times as are therein mentioned ; and that a Special Sessions of the Peace shall commence and be holden yearly and in every year, in the tOAvn of Michilimackinac, at a certain time therein mentioned, be and the same are hereby repealed accordingly.'

II. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act, the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the Western District, shall commence and be holden in tlie parish of Assumption, in such place as may now be found most convenient to the Magistrates of the said District, or the major part of them, on the second Tuesday in the'month of July, on the second Tuesday in the month of October, on the second Tuesday in the month of January, and on the second Tuesday in the month of April, until such time as it shall seem expedient to the Magistrates, or the major part of the Magistrates of the said District, to remove and hold the same nearer to the island, called the Isle of Sois Blanc, being ncarihe entrance of the River Detroit: aid when it shall seem expedient to the said Magistrates, or the major part of them, to hold the said General Quarter Sessions nearer to the said iilatid, it shall and may be lawful for them to remove the same, having given due notice of such intended removal, at least three months before the same shall be removed as afore' said, (a)

III. And wheras by a certain other Act passed in the thirty fourth jeat of His Majesty's Reignr intituled, " An Act to establish a Court for the cognizance of small causes in each and every District of this Province," the District Court in and fbr the Western District of this Province, is appointed to be holden in the town of Detroit, in the said District, but as it seems not to be any longer expedient to hold the said Court in the town- of Detroit aforesaid, Be it enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act, tbe District Court in and for the said District, shall be holden at and in the same place where the General Quarter Sessions may be holden under and by virtue of the authority of this Act.

IV. And be it further enacted by the au'.'iGrity aforesaid, That the Courts AUeretiooi in the

of Quarter Sessions for the Midland District, and the Eastern District, shall MTMnn°intbe Eastern

hereafter be held on the fourth Tuesday in the month of January, and the aad Midl«nJ <*«*■'<**• found Tuesday in the month of April, instead of the second Tuesday in the

month of January, and the second Tuesday in the month of April. «^aPa Gt0'ltt

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Ad Act to repeal certain parts of an Act passed in the thirty third year af His Majesty's Reign, intityled, " An Act to encourage the Destroying of WOLVES and BEARS in different parts of this Province."

[Repeals so much of 33d Geo. III. c 11, as relates to Bears.]

CHAP. VI.

An Act to Authorize the Lieutenant Governor to Nominate and Appoiot certain COMMIS-
SIONERS for the purposes herein mentioned.

[ Expired \st August, 1798. ]

CHAP. VII

An Act to amend an Act, intituled, " An Act to authorize and direct the laying and collecting of ASSESSMENTS and RATES in every District uithin this Province, and to provide for the, payment of IVAGES to the Members of the House of Assembly."

[ Temporary.]

(Authorises an entire rate, or any aliquot part thereof to belaid and raised in every District whereof llie Magistrates in their next general sessions shall deem necessary for immediate exigencies.)

THE

OF

UPPER - CANADA,

PASSED IN THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SECOND PROVINCIAL

PARLIAMENT,

MET AT TORE, ON THE FIRST DAY OF JUNE, AND PROROGUED ON THE THIR6
DAY OF JULY, FOLLOWING, IN THE THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR
OF 1HE REIGN OF GEORGE III.

The Honorable PETER RUSSELL, Esquire, President.

ANNO DOMINI 1797.

CHAP. I.

An Act for the better securing the Province against the King's ENEMIES.
[ Expired, 9th March, 1804 ]

CHAP. II.

Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Township of YORK, to assemble for the purpose of choosing and nominating PARISH and TOWN OFFICERS.

[Temporary.]

CHAP. III.

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