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tive Council and Assembly of the Province of Upper Canada, constituted ed and assembled by virtue of and unùer the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of Great Britain, entitled, “An Act to repcal 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 the twenty-fifth clause of an Act passed, in the forty-eighth year of His Majesty's Reign, 2511 clause of 48t à

19. Geo 3. c 1, revealed. entitled, “ An Act to explain, amend, and reduce to one Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, for the raising and training the Militia of this Province," shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. That from and General Court Mar.

tial may be granted at after the passing of this Act, in all cases where a General Court Martial the prayer of the party,

of whom any abone how been thr' no part of the Mi. shall be prayed for, by any Officer against whom any charges have been, or may be preferred, when any part of the Militia of this Province shall on actual service. not be called out on actual Service, the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Person administering the Government, may direct a General Court Martial to be held, to be assembled in the same manner, and under the same provisions, and to proceed in the same manner as provided by Law in

How. such court shall

de by wawm proceed. time of actual Service. Provided always, nevertheless, That if any such Officer shall be found guilty by any General Court Martial, duly assembled, when any part of the Militia of the said Province shall not be called on actual Service, such Court Martial shall and may inflict on him such penalty, proportioned to the offence, as the said Court shall judge proper, What punishment

they may inflict. either by censure or suspension, or depriving him of his Commission, and" degrading him from his rank, and no other.

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III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to repeal or vary any of the provisions of the said recited Act, excepting so far as the same is expressly repealed in this Act, but that the said Act, and every clause, matter, and thing therein contained, except the said 'twenty-fifth clause, shall be, and the same is hereby declared to be in full force and effect.

CHA P. XIII.

An Act to grant to His Majesty a sum of MONEY to enable him to pay the SALARY of the
INSPECTOR GENERAL of public Provincial Accounts in this Province.

[Passed 12th July, 1819.] MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN,

LTHEREAS, it is expedient to provide a fund to enable your MaVy jesty to pay the salary of the Inspector General of public Provincial Accounts of this Province, We your Majesty's dutiful and loyal

subjects

Preamble

subjects the Commons of Upper Canada, in Provincial Parliament as sembled, 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 Pro. vince of Upper Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of Great Britain, entitled *6 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 te 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 rais. ed, levied, and collected, or hereafter to be raised, levied, and collected, to and for the uses of this Province, and in the hands of the Receiver Ge

neral, unappropriated, there be granted to His Majesty, His Heirs and £365 Sterling to be Successors, the sum of three hundred and sixty-five pounds, sterling, annuapplied anpually to pay the salary of the In. ally, which sum of three hundred and sixty-five pounds, sterling, shall be spector General.

appropriated, applied, and d d of, in payment of the salary of the said Inspector General.

Payable after 1st January, 1820.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesail, That the said som of three hundred and sixty-five pounds, sterling, shall become payable from and after the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

How to be account ed for.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said sum of three hundred and sixty-five pounds, sterling, 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, by the Receiver General of this Province, through the Lords Commissioners of His Treasury, for the time being, in such manner and form as His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors shall be graciously pleased to direct.

CH A P. XIV.

An Act granting to His Majesty a sum of MONEY to provide for the ACCOMMODATION of the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL and HOUSE of ASSEMBLY.

[Passed 12th July, 1819.] MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN, TWHEREAS, it is expedient to provide for the accommodation of the

V Legislative Council and House of Assembly of this Province, We beseech your Majesty, that it may be enacted, and Be it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the ad

Preamble.

vice 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, 6 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 there be granted to your Majesty,
your Heirs and Successors, from and out of the rates and duties now or
hereafter, to be raised, levied, and collected, to and for the uses of this
Province, and unappropriated, the sum of one thousand five hundred mom

nuond fvo bundo £1500 applied to.

wards erecting build pounds, which sum of one thousand five hundred pounds, shall be paid by ings for the Legislature. 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, to the persons appointed, as hereinafter directed, to be applied by them towards erecting and putting up proper buildings for the accommodation of the Provincial Legislature, and shall be accounted for through the Lords Conmissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, in such manner and form as His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors shall be pleased to direct.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and Commissioners to be may be lawful for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Person adminis. appointed. tering the Government of this Province, to appoint two Commissioners for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act,

CH A P. XV.

An Act to INCORPORATE certain Persons under the Style and Title of the PRESIDENT,
DIRECTORS, and COMPANY, of the BANK of KINGSTON.

[Passed 12th July, 1819.]
T HEREAS, the establishment of a Bank in the Province of Upper P

TV Canada, will conduce to the prosperity and advantage of Commerce and Agriculture in the said Province; and whereas, Allan M Lean, Thomas Petition of certain

w Lín Vinho persous to be incorpo Markland, Peter Smith, Lawrence Herchmer, William Mitchell, John Kirby, perse Roderick M'Kay, John M'Aulay, Allan M.Pherson, Hugh C. Thompson, Jerry Whitehead, William Bradhay, J. Nickalls, N. M.Leod, S. Johns, P. Śmyth, and Thomas Graham, by their Petition presented to the Legislature, have prayed for the privilege of being incorporated; 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

of the “Bank o

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 Allan M'Lean, Thomas Markland, Peter Smith, Lawrence Herchmer, John Kirby, William Mitchell, and all such persons as hereafter shall become Stockholders of the said Bank, shall be and hereby are ordained, constituted, and declared to be, from time to time, and until

the first day of June, which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand Incorporation of a eight hundred and fifty, a Body Corporate and Politic, in fact and in name Bank under the name

of the President, Directors, and Company of the Bank of Kingston, and tou."

that by that name, they and their successors shall and may have continual succession, and shall be persons in Law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defend

ing and being defended, in all Courts and places whatsoever, in all manner Privileges.

of actions, suits, complaints, matters, and causes wbatsoever, and that they and their successors may have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at their pleasure, and also, that they and their successors, by the same name of the President, Directors, and Company of the Bank of Kingston, shall be in Law capable of purchasing, holding, and conveying any estate, real or personal, for the use of the said Corporation.

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“Amount of each share

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a Share in the

Stock of the said Bank shall be twelve pounds len shillings, or the equivaNumber of shares. lent thereof, in specie, and the number of Shares shall not exceed ten thouBooks of subscription

be sand; and that books of subscription shall be opened, at the same time, in opened.

the Towns of Kingston, Niagara, York, Brockville, Amberstburg, Ancaster, Vittoria, Hamilton, in the District of Newcastle, and Cornwall, in the Eastern District, within two months after the passing of this Act, by such person or persons, and under such regulations as the majority of the said petitioners shall direct.

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No person to take III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be wore than 80 shares. 1.

lawful for any person, His Majesty's subjects or foreigners, to subscribe

for such and so many Shares as he, she, or they may think' fit, not how Ten per cent to be ever exceeding in the first instance eighty, and that the Shares respectively it required.

subscribed shall be payable in gold or silver, that is to say, ten per centun, to be ready as a deposit, at the time of subscribing, to be called for by the

Directors hereafter appointed by virtue of this Act, as soon as they may Remainder payable in instalments

deem cxpedient, and the remainder shall be payable in such installments

as a majority of the Stockholders, at a meeting to be expressly convened for Provisions respecting that purpose, shall agree upon, Providıd no installment shall exceed ten the calling in of the instalments.

per centum, upon the Capital Stock, or be called for or become payable in less than sixty days after public notice shall have been given in ihe Upper

Canada Gazette to that effect; Provided always, That if any Stockholder Forfeiture in case of failure in paying snb- or

6 or Stockholders, as aforesaid, shall refuse or neglect to pay to the said Di

IOCK scription.

rectors the installment due on any Share or Shares held by him, her, or them, at the time required by Law so to do, such Stockholder or Stockholders, as aforesaid, shall forfeit such Share, as aforesaid, with the amount previously paid thereon, and the said Share or Shares inay be sold by the

Directors,

s aforesan any Share to do, sucursaid, with

Directors, and the sum arising therefrom, together with the amount previously paid thereon, shall be accounted for and divided in like inanner as other monies of the Bank.

IV. Provided also, and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That

How Shares may be if the whole number of Shares shall not be subscribed within two months made up. after the said books of subscription shall be opened, then and in such case, it shall be lawful for any former subscriber or subscribers to increase his, her, or their subscriptions; and Provided further, That if the total amount of subscriptions within the period aforesaid, shall exceed the Capital Stock limited by this Act, then and in such case, the Shares of each subscriber or subscribers above ten Shares shal), as nearly as may be, be proportionably reduced, until that the total number of Shares be brought down to the limits above said, and Provided nevertheless, That the said limitation in respect to

a greater number of persons subscribing to the said Capital Stock, shall not extend or be con- Sincs by purchase strued to extend to prevent the acquisition of a greater number of Shares by

after the Bank is in

operation. purchase, after the said Bank shall have commenced its operations.

Persons may

Stock not to exceed £125,000.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the whole amount of the Stock, estate, and property, which the said Corporation shall be authorised to hold, including the Capital Stock, or Shares before mentioned, shall never exceed in value one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That as soon When £50,000 sub

scribed, Directors to be as the sum of fifty thousand pounds shall have been subscribed, it shall and elected. * may be lawful for such subscribers, or the majority of them, to call a meeling, at some place to be named in the Town of Kingston, for the purpose of How to proceeding to the election of the number of Directors hereinafter mentioned, and such election shall then and there be made by a majority of Shares, voted for in manner hereinafter prescribed, in respect of the annual elections of Directors, and the persons then and there chosen shall be the first Directors, and be capable of serving until the expiration of the first Monday in June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, and the Directors, so chosen, shall, as soon as the deposit, amounting to When to commence twenty thousand pounds, subscribed as aforesaid, shall be paid to the said "

i tbeir proceedings. Directors, commence the business and operations of the said Bank ; Provided always, That no such meeting of the said subscribers shall take place Notice to be given until a notice is published in all the public Newspapers of this Province, at of meeting of subscrithe distance of not less than thirty days from the time of such notification.

bers.

Directors.

President.

VII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 'That the Stock, property, affairs, and concerns of the said Corporation, shall be managed and conducted by fifteen Directors, one of whom to be the President, who, excepting as is herein before provided for, shall hold their offices for one year, which Directors shall be Stockholders, and shall be subjects of His Majesty, residing in this Province, and be elected on the first Monday in June, in every year, at such time of the day, and at such place in the Town of Kingston, as a majority of the Directors, for the time being, shall appoint, and public

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Qualifications of Di. rectors.

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