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voluntarily withdrawn themselves from this Province into the United States of America, since the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, or who may hereafter during the present War, voluntarily withdraw themselves froin this Province into the said United States, without licence, granted under the authority of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Person administering the Government of this Province, shall be taken and considered to be Aliens born, and "incapable of holding Lands within this Province.
nay be lawful brnment, by Cocoroner, or other the oath of
nerson in the several
Governor, &c. may II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and authorise by commis- mor ha lame nt
is may be lawful for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Person administhe Province, any She- tering the Government, by Commission under the Great Seal of this Proriff, Coroner, or other vinent authorison
vince to authorise any Sheriff, Coroner, or other person or persons in the Districts of this Pro several Districts of this Province, to enquire by the oath of twelve good vince, to inquire of
and lawful men of their respective Districts, and by inquisition indented and also what lands under the hands and Seals of the said Jurors, and of the said Commisthey were seized of, and after such inquisi. sioner or Commissioners, to return to His Majesty's Court of King's Bench tion such lands shall
all such persons as aforesaid, who, seized of Lands in the respective Dise revert to His Majesty.
tricts, shall have voluntarily withdrawn from the Province into the United States of America since the said first day of July, and before the conclusion of the existing War with those States, without licence granted under the authority of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Person administering the Government, and from and after the said finding by such inquisi
tion, His Majesty shall become seized of the Lands so found to have been Persons interested in in the Seisin of such person on the said first day of July. Provided always,
m. That nothing in this Act contained, shall be construed to prevent any persons verse such inquisition within one year after interested in the said Lands from traversing any inquisition or office re. after finding of the said specting the same, at any time within one year after the Peace shall be inquisition.
established between His Majesty, and the United States of America, or within one year after the finding of such inquisition.
vuru person on the said first day of July
said Lands me within one United States
peace with America, or
This act not to affect III. Provided always, That nothing in this Act shall extend or be conthe elaim of bona fide at creditors, or defeat any
strued to extend to affect the claim of any bona fide creditor, or to defeat just lien, or claim on any just lien or security of, or upon any Lands, Tenements or Hereditasuch lands
(See 590 Geo. II. ments whatsoever. € 12.)
An Act to grant to His Majesty an ADDITIONAL DUTY on SHOP and TAVERS
LICENCES. spired. The Act of 56th Gco. III. c 10, by which it was continued,
having been repealed by 59th & 2, s 1.]
An Act for the more impartial and effectual trial and punishment of HIGH TREASON and
MISPRISION of HIGH TREASON, and Treasonable Practices in this Province.
CHA P. XII.
An Act for applying a CERTAIN SUM of MONEY to make good certain Monies issued and advanced by His Majesty, through His Honor Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe, Baronet, President, in pursuance of an Address of the House of ASSEMBLY.
An Act to supply in certain cases the want of COUNTY COURTS in this Province.
[Repealed by 55th Geo. III. c 2, s 1.]
CH A P. XIV.
An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in the seventh year of the Reign of Queen Anne,
and also, so much of an Act passed in the seventeenth year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as puts an end to the FORFEITURE OF INHERITANCE upon attainder of Treason, after the death of the Pretender and his Sons.
[Passed 14th March, 1814.] W H EREAS, an Act was passed in the seventh year of the Reign of Her
W late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, “ An Act for improving the Union of the two Kingdoms ;" whereby amongst other things it was provided and enacted, that after the decease of the person who pretended to be Prince of Wales, during the life of the late King James, and since pretends to be King of Great Britain; and at the end of the term of three years after the immediate Succession to the Crown, upon the demise of Her said late Majesty, should take effect, no attainder for Treason should extend to the disheriting of any heirs, nor to the prejudice of the right or
title of any person or persons, other than the right or title of the offender or offenders, during his, her, or their natural lives only; and that it should and might be lawful for every person or persons, to whom the right or interest of any Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments after the death of any
such offender should or might have appertained, if no such attainder, had 37th Geo. II. c 29,
been to enter the same. And whereas by another Act, passed in the serecited,
venteenth year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “ An Act to make it High Treason to hold correspondence with the Sons of the Pretender to His Majesty's Crown, and for attainting them of High Treason, in case they should land or attempt to land in Great Britain, or any of the Dominions thereunto belonging, and for suspending the operation and effect of a Clause in the Act of the seventh year of the late Queen Anne, for improving the Union of the two kingdoms, relating to Forfeitures for High Treason until after the decease of the sons of the Pretender,” After reciting so much of the aforesaid Act as is herein before recited, it was further enacted, that the said Provision so made by the aforesaid Act should not take place, nor have any operation, force or effect whatsoever, until after the deceases, not only of the said Pretender, but also of his eldest son, and all and every other son and sons. And Where
as it is expedient that the said Provisions in the two several Acts contained Certain provisions in and herein before recited, should be repealed. Be it therefore enacted by the said Act contained Sepealed by this Act. 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 Governient 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 Provisions in the said two several Acts contained and herein before recited shall be and the same are hereby repealed.
CH A P. XV.
An Act to empower the Commissioners of the Peace for the Home District, in their Court of
[Passed' 14th Märch, 1814.) TTTHEREAS, it is expedient for the convenience of the Inhabitants of
the Home District, that a Market should be established at York, in the said District, and that the times and places for holding such Market should be ascertained, Be it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majes. ty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and As
THE 54th YEAR OF GEORGE H. A. D. 1814. sembly 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 Market to be erected
h the town of York. passing of this Act, it shall and may be lawful for the Commissioners of the Peace in the Home District, in their Court of General Quarter Sessions assembled, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to fix upon and establish some convenient place in the Town of York as a Market, where Butcher's Meat, Butter, Eggs, Poultry, Fish, and Vegetables shall be exposed to Sale, and to appoint such days and hours for that purpose, and to make such other Orders and Regulations relative thereto as they shall Orders and reguladeem expedient..
Fines for offences
II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Commissioners shall be, and they are hereby authorised and empowered to impose such fines not exceeding Twenty Shillings for any offence committed against such Rules and Regulations as to them, in their discretion shall seem requisite and proper.
Publication of rules, orders, and regulations.
III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all such Or. ders, Rules and Regulations shall be published by causing a copy of them to be affixed in the most public place in every Township, in the said District, and at the doors of the Church and Court House of the said Town of York, and that such Orders, Rules and Regulations shall not be in force until three weeks after such publication.
Mode oflevying and application of linosi
IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any person shall transgress the Orders and Regulations so made by the said Commissioners, such person for every such transgression, shall forfeit the sum which in every such Order, Rule and Regulation, shall be specified, to be recovered by information before any one Commissioner of the Peace, upon the oath of one credible witness, and to be levied by warrant under the hand and seal of such Commissioner, upon the Goods and Chattels of such offender, and that the one moiety of the sum so levied, shall go to the in former, and the other moiety shall be paid into the hands of His Majesty's Receiver General to and for the use of His Majesty, his Heirs and Succegsors, for the public uses of this Province, and towards the support of the Government thereof, to be accounted for to His Majesty's, through the Com missioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the time being, in such manner and form as it shall please His Majesty to direct..
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CH A P. XVI. Continues 68d Geo. III. 1, one year, and An Act to facilitate the circulation, within this Province, of ARMY BILLS issued by autbority to end of the then next Ab ensuing Sesrion af Par.
of the Province of Lower Canada. liament. (See 66th Geo. III.
[Expired.]. © 25.)
CH A P. XVII.
Surplus revenue of An Act for granting to His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, a SUM of MONEY towards de this Province placed at the disposal of the Go.
fraying the expence attending the DEFENCE of this Province. vernor, &c. for its de. ence.
O HA P. XVIII.
(See 58th Geo. III. An Act to continue, for a limited time, the PROVISIONAL AGREEMENT entered into be
tween this Province and Lower Canada, at Montreal on the fifth day of July, one thousand, eight hundred and four, relative to Duties, also for continuing, for a limited time, the sever. al Acts of the Parliament of this Province relating thereto.
CH A P. XIX.
An Act to continue an Act passed in the forty-sixth year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, " Ats
Act to make PROVISION for certuin SHERIFFS in this Province."
[Continues 46 Geo. III. c 1, for three years, which is further continued by
57 Geo. III. c 8.]