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spector General and to the said Agent, Provided always, and be it further enalcted by the authority aforesaid, That if any Cominanding Officer of any If any commanding

Officer shall neglect, Regiment, Battalion, or Independent Company of Militia, shall neglect or Sy.be sball forfeit £2016 refuse to transmit such Returns, as aforesaid, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of two hundred pounds, to be recovered by any person who shall sue for the same, in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench in this Province, by action of debt, bill, plaint, or information, wherein no essoyne, privilege, protection, or wager of Law shall be allowed, and only one imparlance, one half of which said sum, shall be given to the person suing for the same, and the other half paid into the hands of His Majesty's Receiver General, to and for His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, for the public uses of the said Province and 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, His Heirs and Successors to direct.

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XIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all the 'All the expence of

foresaid or on the printing, postage, &c. expense, either from printing the notices and forins as aforesaid, or on the phone postage and carriage of the same, to and from the different Districts, and charged by the Agent. including Stationary, shall be allowed, and charged in a contingent account to be kept by the said Agent, which shall be made up every six months, viz: on the thirtieth day of June, and the thirty-first day of December, in cach and every year, the amount of which account having been previously audited by the Honorable the Executive Council of this Province, shall be paid by the Receiver-General of this Province, to the said Agent in like manner as other monies are paid, under the authority of this or any other Act of this Province. .

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XIV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all monies All monies paid shall paid under the authority of this Act, shall be accounted for to His Majesty, by the Receiver-General of this Province, through the Lords Commission- ers of the Treasury. ers of His Majesty's Treasury in such manner and form as His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, shall be graciously pleased to direct,

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Onth directed to be XV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaidl, That the oaths directed to be taken by this Act, shall be administered by any Commis- nistered by Commis

sioners appointed by sioner or Commissioners, who may for that purpose be appointed by the the Gove Governor, Lieutenant Governor or person administering the Government of this Province, in each and every District thereof, and that any person who shall be guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury in any oath which such person or persons shall or may have takeir by the direction of this Act, such person as aforesaid, shall on conviction thereof incur and suffer the like pains and penalties, to which any other person or persons convicted of wilful and corrupt perjury, is liable by the Laws and Statutes of this Province.

All persons hereto. XVI. And be it further enacted by the authority föresaid, That all persons fore serving in the late heretofore serving in the late Provincial Marine Establishment, or who being Marine Establishment,

or who may her--after inhabitants of this Province, shall or may hereafter engage to serve on board serve on board any of of any of His Majesty's vessels on the Lakes or Rivers of this Province, shall His Majesty's vessels on

the lakes shall be taken be to be alilitia-men.

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III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and Two or more Justices

lo contract with any may be lawful for any two or more of the said Justices assembled, in man person who shall be de. her aforesaid, in the name and on the behalf of the inhabitants of the said sirous of erecting said

Gaol and Court House. Home District, to contract, and they are hereby authorized to contract with any person or persons who shall be desirous of building and erecting the said Gaol and Court-House, according to the plan so approved of as aforesaid, upon a scite or situation to be determined upon, by the said Justices or the major part of them, so assembled as aforesaid, and for that purpose, the said plan and elevation shall remain and continue in the office of the Clerk of the Peace of the said Home District, for general inspection, and public notice shall be given, to all persons willing to contract for the erecting and building of the said Gaol and Court-House, to deliver in, within a certain Public Notice to be limited time, written proposals under seal, of the sum of money for which

which given to all persons he or they shall engage to build such Gaol and Court-House, conformably to certain articles and conditions to be agreed upon, by the Justices then present of the major part of them as aforesaid, and that the said Justices shall on a day for that purpose previously to be fixed, openly examine the said proposals so delivered in as aforesaid, and shall be empowered and are hereby required to contract with such person or persons as shall offer to undertake to erect and build the said Gaol and Court-House for the lowest price, provided the person or persons making such proposals, shall give Persons contracting and enter into good and sufficient security, to be approved of by the Justices security, to be approve

to enter into sufficient or the major part of them in manner aforesaid, for the due performance of ed by the Justices. their contract; Provided always, that in any articles to be entered into for

Persons contracting erecting and building the said Gaol and Court-House, the person or persons shall engage to com contracting, shall engage to complete the same within twenty-four months pleate the building with after the execution of the instrument of contract.

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IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all and every All unappropriated unappropriated sum or sums of money that are now or may hereafter come sums that are now or

may bereafter come ininto the hands of the Treasurer of the said Home District, by virtue of and to the hands of tbe

doiron af Treasurer of the said under the authority of an Act, passed in the thirty-third year of the Reign of

O Home District, by virour Sovereign Lord the King, entitled “ An Act to authorize and direct the tue of the 33d Geo 3d, laying and collecting of Assessments and Rates in every District within this

hin this c. 8, to be applied by Province, and to provide for the payment of wages to the Members of the of the expences ot e.

recting said Gaol and House of Assembly,” shall and may be applied by the Justices in Quarter Court House. Sessions assembled, or the major part of them, in discharge of the expences of erecting and building the said Gaol and Court-House.

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V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the twelfth clause of an Act passed in the thirty-second year of His Majesty's Reign, entitled “ An Act for building a Gaol and Court-House in every District within this Province, and also for altering the names of the said Districts," shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

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An Act to erect and form a new District out of certain parts of the Home and Niagara District to be called the DISTRICT of GORE..

[Passed 22d. March, 1816.] TYTHEREAS, from the great extent of the Home and Niagara Districts, Preamble.

in this Province, and the increased population of late years in the Westernmost part of the said Districts, it hath become an object of serious inconvenience to the inhabitants thereof to attend the Courts of Justice; and whereas for other weighty and sufficient reasons, it has become expedient to divide the said Districts, and to constitute and form a new District out of certain parts thereof; and whereas it is expedient that the said new District should enjoy all and every jurisdiction, privilege and advantage now possessed aud enjoyed by the other Districts of this Province, Be it

enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and A separate and new consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly of the Province of UpDistrict established, to be called the District of per Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority Gore,-composed of the of an Act passed in the Parliament of Great Britain, intituled, “ An Act to Townships' of Trafal. O gar, Nelson, Beverly, repeal certain parts of an Act passed in the fourteenth year of His MajesFlamborongb east and west, so much of the

the ty's Reign, intituled, • An Act for making more effectual provision for the

y land upon the Grand Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America, and to River as lies to the

of Dundas make further provision for the Government of the said Province," and Street, and Blocks one, by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, two, three and four on the Grand River, toge- there shall be formed, constituted and established a separate and new ther with the reserved District, to be called the District of Gore, which said District shall be Lands in the rear of Blenbeiin & Blanford, formed and composed of the Townships of Trafalgar, Nelson, Beverly and and of tbe Townships mon of Berbrook, Saltfeet,

ps Flanıborough, the latter divided into Flamborough East and West, so Glanford, Barton, and much of the tract of land upon the Grand River, in the occupation of the Ancaster, together with

Six Nation Indians, as lies to the Northward of Dundas Street, and Blocks, the County of Haldi one, two, three and four, on the Grand River aforesaid, together with the maud, on each side of

reserved lands in the rear of Blenheim and Blanford, in the West Riding of to the northward and the County of York, in the Home District, and of the Townships of BenVillage on the River brook, Saltfleet, Glanford, Barton and Ancaster, in the first Riding of the Ouse to Dundas Street,

County of Lincoln, together with that part of the tract of land in the County together with the beach Ouity. OS LINCOIR, to atihe head of Lake On. of Haldimand, on each side of the Grand River lying to the Northward and tario, between the out. let of Burlington Bay Westward Ol Bear's I

Westward of Bear's foot Village, on the River Ouse, to Dundas Street, and toand Saltfeet, with the gether with the Beach at the head of the Lake Ontario, between the Outlet Birlingtong Bay and of Burlington Bay and the Township of Saltfleet, with the Promontory between 1.00t's Paradise in the Burlington Bay and Coot's Paradise, in the District of Niagara. District of Niagara.

Toronto siall be at- II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and tached to the East Rid

id after the passing of this Act, the Township of Toronto shall be attached

often the nogain lg af the County of dier une passing of York, and the residuo to, and form a part of the East Riding of the County of York, and the reof the West Riding to

. sidue of the West Riding of the County of York, shall from henceforth

continue and be the West Riding of the County of York,

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III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Courts Courts of Oyer and

Terminer, Nisi Prius, of Oyer and Terminer, Assize, Nisi Prius, Gaol Delivery and of the Gaol Delivery and of Peace; Courts of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace; District Court; the Peace; Courts of

Gen. Qr. Sess.; Dist. Surrogate Court; Court of Requests and every Court and Jurisdiction Court; Surr. Court ;

ved in and by the other Court of Requests, and whatsoever held or to be held, possessed and enjoyed, in and by the other court

every Court whatsoeDistricts of this Province, shall from henceforth, with the like powers and ver, shall be held in & authorities, be held, possessed and enjoyed, in and by the said District of by th

the said District of by the District of Gore.. Gore, and that all and every jurisdiction, regulation, rule, privilege, exemption, matter or thing which hath or have been enacted, provided and and declared, or shall be hereafter enacted, provided and declared, by any Act or Acts of the Parliament of this Province, made or to be made, touching or concerning the said other Districts, shall be and are hereby extended to that District, unless otherwise provided for and declared by this Act; and that Courts of Oyer and Terminer, Agsize, Nisi Prius and Gaol Delivery shall first be held, unless under special commission, in and for the said District of Gore, during the circuit of the Judges of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench through this Province, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, Provided nevertheless That if any cause of action hath arisen or shall arise, and any action thereupon hath been or shall be commenced, or any indictable offence, hath been or shall be committed within the said District of Gore, which said action or indictable offence by due course of Law might have been brought to issue and trial, if the said District had not been erected and constituted at the next Assizes, to be holden in and for the Home District, or in and for the District of Niagara, it shall and may be lawful as heretofore, then and there to try the said actions and indictments, any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

wij het IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a Gaol and

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to be erected for the Court-House for the said District of Gore, shall be erected and built in said District of Gore. some fit and convenient place, on Lot number fourteen, in the third concession of the Township of Barton, to be called the Town of Hamilton, in such manner and under the same rules, regulations and directions as in that respect are made and provided in and by a certain Act, passed in the

32 Geo III c 8. thirty-second year of His Majesty's Reign, entitled “ An Act for build. ing a Gaol and Court-House in every District throughout the Province, and for altering the names of the said Districts,” and that all and every the

Regulations in that clauses, provisions, rules, régulations, matters and things in the said last recit

respect. ed Act contained, shall under the same penalties as therein are contained, in all cases, and in respect to all persons, extend and be extended to the District of Gore aforesaid.

V. Provided nevertheless, And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Until Gaol and CourtThat until such time as the said Gaol and Court-House, in and for the Dis- ;

D: House erected, Justices

. residing within the Dis. trict of Gore aforesaid, shall have been erected and built, whether out of trict of Gore to appoint the fund produced by the District Assessments and Rates, or otherwise, that holding of Court it shall and may be lawful for the majority of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace, residing within the said District of Gore, to appoint some place therein, for holding the Courts of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace,

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