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Compensation to Col. lectors.

vince, passed in the fifty-third year of His Majesty's Reign, entitled, “ An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the forty-eighth year of His Majesiy's Reign, entitled, “An Act for the better regulation of Parish and Town Officers throughout this Province," and shall be entitled to deduct at the rate of five pounds for every hundred pounds, and no piore, as a compensation for their services in collecting and paying over, and the Treasurer shall give a receipt for all money paid to him by any Collector.

Fees on warrant of distress, &e.

IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That for every distress levied under this Act, the following fees, and no more, shall be taken: for the warrant of distress, two shillings and six pence; for every mile travelling to execute the same, four pence; and for every selling and making return, two shillings.

Compensation to the X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the TreaTreasurer.

surer of each and every District in this Province shall be entitled to deduct the sum of lour pounds for every hundred pounds paid into his hands, under the provisions of this Act, and shall, on the first day of June in every rear, pay over the remainder to the Overseer of the Highways for the division in

which the Lands are situated, in respect of which, the Rates and Taxes in Monies to be paid o. his hands shall have been received, who shall apply the same to the use of ver by bim to the Over the seers of the bighways.

. the Highways within the year of his appointment, and the receipt of such

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Overseer shall be a sufficient acquittance to the Treasurer.

Overseers to render account on path.

XI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Overseers of Highways shall, in the accounts which they are required by the said Act, passed in the fiftieth year of His Majesty's Reign, entitled, “An Act to provide for the laying out, amending, and keeping in repair the public Highways and Roads inihis Province, and to repeal the Laws now in force for that purpose," 10 keep, produce, and verify on oath, account for all sums of money received and expended by them under this Act, and shall be liable to be punished for misapplying or refusing or neglecting to apply or account for such monies, in the same manner as is provided by the last mentioned Act, with respect to the mo

nies therein appointed to be received and accounted for by the said Overseers, Money not expended and that any Rates or Taxes paid to the Overseers, and not applied by by Overseers shall be paid over to their sac

them during their year, shall be paid over by the Justices receiving the same, Gessors.

to the Overseers for the next ensuing year, to be by then applied in like manner as herein before directed.

Perjury,

XII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any Overseer, in verifying his accounts, shall swear falsely, he shall, upon conviction thereof, suffer all the pains and penalties to which persons convicted of wil. ful and corrupt perjury are liable; And whereas, it is provided by a certain Act passed in the fifty-sixth year of His Majesty's Reign, entitled, “An Act 10 repeal and annend part of an Act passed in the fiftieth year of His M3Prepeat anu ang pa

p jesty's Reign, entitled, 'An Act to provide for the laying out, amending, and keeping in repair the public Highways and Roads in this Province, and to repeal the Laws now in force for that purpose," that every male inha: bitant, from the age of twenty-one years to filly, not rated on the Assessment for any Town, Township, or place within this Province, shall be compelled to work on the Highways three days in every year, within the Township, Town, or place he may reside in, under the same penalty as is imposed by any Act on persons rated on the Assessment List; and whereas, in some instances the operation of the said provision may be found too severe, Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this Act, persons gaining their livelihood by the wages of daily labor, and Power given to the

*** Magistrates in certain possessing no ratable property, or not being assessed at more than twenty- cases to exempt from five pounds, who, by reason of age, sickness, or numerous family, or misfor Statute labor 'on the

highways tune, may be in poor and indigent circumstances, and also, persons emigrating to this Province with intent to become permanent Settlers and Landholders therein, and not having resided six months in the Province, may apply to the Justices at any Special or Petty Sessions, held for the District wherein such person shall reside, and the said Justices, having first given notice to the Overseer to appear on the part of the Township or place to wbich such person may belong, shall examine and inquire into the situation and circumstances of the person making such application, and if it shall appear to the satisfaction of such Justices, or the majority of them there assembled, that such person is really poor and indigent, and a deserving object of such relief, or that he has emigrated to this Province with intent to become a permanent Selller and Land-holder therein, and has not resided six months in the Province, the said Justices may, in their discretion, exempt such person respectively from the performance of such Statute duty upon the Highways, and from all composition money in lieu thereof.

XIII. And be it further enricted by the authority aforesaid, That nothing in This Act not to vary

m or annul any provision this Act contained, shall be construed to vary, repeal, or annul any clause, es

O a ui auy Clause, except as herein exmatter, or thing in the said Acts contained, further than is herein expressly pressly enacted. declared and enacted.

Act.

XIV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall Continuance of this continue and be in force for eight years, and from thence to the end of the Act. then next ensuing Session of Parliament, and no longer.

CHA P. IX.

An Act to repeal and amend certain parts of an Act passed in the thirty-fourth year of His Ma

jesty's Reign, entitled, “ An Acl lo establish a COURT for the COGNIZANCE of SMALL CAUSES in each and every DISTRICT of this Province ;” and also, of an Act passed in the thirty-seventh year of His Majesty's Reign, entitled, “ An Act to extend the JURISDICTION and regulate the Proceedings of the DISTRICT COURTS and COURT of REQUESTS.

[Passed 12th July, 1819.] TTHEREAS, it is expedient to alter and amend the Table of Fees now established by an Act passed in the thirty-fourth year of His 4 M

Majesty's

Preamble.

mended.

34th Geo 3. c 3, a. Majesty's Reign, entitled, “ An Act to establish a Court for the Cognizance of

small Causes, in each and every District in this Province," and to repeal part of an Act passed in the thirty-seventh year of His Majesty's Reign, entitled, “An Act to extend the Jurisdiction and regulate the proceedings of the District Court and Court of Requests;" 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 Go

vernment of the said Province." and by the authority of the same, That 4th clause 37th Geo.

part of the thirteenth clause of the said first recited, and the fourth clause 3.c 6, repealed.

of the last recited Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaiil, That so much of the table of fees as established under and by virtue of the above first recited Act, and as relates to the Clerk and Judge, for filing declaration, and on every declaration filed, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the following fees be allowed to the Clerk and Judge of the said District Court, as aforesaid.

Fees to Clerk and Judge.

To the Clerk, for every Summons issued, two Shillings.

To the Judge, on every Summons issued, two Shillings and six pence: on every Jury impannelled, five Shillings.

No other or greater fees to be taken in the District Court than ex. pressly allowed by this and oiber Acts.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no person whatsoever shall claim or be entitled to any other or greater fee for any other business done by him in the said District Court, either as Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk, Crier, or Judge, than are set down for him in this or any other Act heretofore passed for that purpose.

CH A P. X.

An Act for granting to His Majesty a sum of MONEY in aid of the FUNDS for de fraying the

EXPENCES of the ADMINISTRATION. of JUSTICE, and support of the Civil Goveroment of this Province.

[Passed 12th July, 1819.] MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN, THEREAS, your Majesty's faithful Commons have voluntarily and

freely resolved to grant to your Majesty a supply to defray certain charges for the Administration of Justice, and support of the Civil Govern.

ment

Preainble.

ment of this Province. We your Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects the Commons of Upper Canada, in Provincial Parliament assembled, beseech your Majesty that it may be enacted, and 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, entitled, “An Act to repeal certain parts of an Act passed in the fourteenth year of His Majesty's Reign, entitled, “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 out of the rates and duties raised, levied, and collected, or hereafter to be raised, levied, and collected, to and for the public uses of this Province, and in the hands of the Receiver General, and unappropriated, there be appropriated the sum of four thousand eight hundred and fifteen pounds, ster £4815 Sg. granted to ling, which said sum of four thousand eight hundred and fifteen pounds,

His Majesty, in aid of

1 and uiteen pounds, the funds already ap sterling, shall be applied in aid of the funds already appropriated by an propriated towards deAct of the Parliament of Great Britain, passed in the fourteenth year of the Civil Government,

f fraying the charges of His Majesty's Reign, entitled “ An Act to establish a fund towards further &c. defraying the charges of the Administration of Justice, and support of the Civil Government within the Province of Quebec, in America,” towards the following seryices for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty:

For the Administration of Justice.
The Lieutenant Governor's Office.
The Receiver General's Office.
The Surveyor General's Office.
The Executive Council Office.
The Crown Office.
The Attorney General's Office.
The Secretary's Office.
The Register of the Province.
The Inspector General's Office.
Pensions to wounded Militia Officers.
Repairs and contingencies of the Government House.
Government Printer.

Casual and other expences. And shall be paid by the Receiver General of this Province, in discharge of such warrant or warrants as shall, for that purpose, be issued by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Person administering the Government of this Province, and shall be accounted for to His Majesty, through the How to be paid and Lords Commissioners of His Treasury, in such manner and form as His accounted for. Majesty, His Heirs and Successors shall be graciously pleased to direct..

Account of expendi. ture to be submitted to

Parliament.

II. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,

hic That an account in detail of all monies paid under the authority of this Act, be transmitted to be laid before the Commons House of Assembly, at the then next ensuing Session of Parliament, and Provided also, That so much of the said sum as may remain unexpended, shall be subject to the future disposition of Parliament.

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An Act to amend and repeal part of an Act passed in the fifty-seventh year of His Majesty's

Reign, entitled, “ An Act to establish a MARKET in the Town of NIAGARA, in the Niagara
District."

[Passed 12th July, 1819.]

T H EREAS, certain parts of an Act passed in the fifty-seventh year Preamble.

V of His Majesty's Reign, entitled, “ An Act to establish a Market in the Town of Niagara, in the Niagara District,” are now inapplicable, it is therefore expedient to amend and repeal the same, 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 UpperCanada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of Great Britain, entitled, “ An Act to repeal certain parts of an Act passed in the fourteenth year of His Majesty's Reign, entitled, An Act for making more eflectual provision for the Gorernment 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 Oth, 6th, and 7th the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, the fifth, sixth, and clauses of 57th Geo. 3.

seventh clauses of the aforesaid Act, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

repealed.

Market house to be II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Market built where the Justices House shall be built and erected, at such place in the Town of Niagara, as shall appoint.

the Magistrates for the District of Niagara, in their General Quarter Ses. sions of the Peace, or the majority of them, may direct.

CH A P. XII.

Preamble.

An Act to repeal part of and amend an Act passed in the forty-eighth year of His Majesty's
Reign, entitled, “ An Act to explain, amend, und reduce to one Act of Parliament the seres!
Laws now in being for the RAISING and TRAINING the MILITIA of this Province."

[Passed 12th July, 1819.] TTTHEREAS, there is now no provision by Law for assembling !

Court Martial, unless when the Militia of this Province shall be called out on actual Service, by reason whereof, it may happen that persons against whom charges may have been preferred before a Court of Enquiry, may have no opportunity of making their defence against such charges, before a Court competent to receive such evidence upon oath, in their behalf, for remedy whereof, Be it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legisla

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