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C H A P. VI.

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An Act to amend certain parts of an Act passed in the thirty-third year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “ An Act to authorize and direct the laying and collecting of ASSESSMENTS and RATES, in every District within this Province, and to provide for the Payment of WAGES to the MEMBERS of the HOUSE of ASSEMBLY.”

[9th July, 1794.] WITHEREAS the provisions contained in a certain Act passed in the V last Session, intituled, “ An Act to authorize and direct the laying

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83d Geo. III. and collecting of Assessments and Rates in every District within this Province, and to provide for the Payment of Wages to the Members of the House of Asseinbly," have been found to be not sufficiently comprehensive; 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 Governinent 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 in addition to the eight classes by the bitant householders to

be added to the former said Act directed to be made out, it shall and may be lawful for the asses- clas sors of every parish, township, reputed township, or place, to be nominated and appointed for the ensuing year, and they are hereby required to make out a ninth class, containing the names of such inhabitant householders thereof, as the said assessors to the best of their knowledge and judgment, believe to be possessed of real or personal property, goods or effects, to the value of four hundred and filty pounds, and not amounting to five hundred punds.

II. And further to make out a tenth class, containing the names of such And also a 2011 inhabitant householders as the said assessors, to the best of their knowledge class. and judgment, believe to be possessed of real or personal property, goods or effects, to the value of five hundred pounds, and not amounting to five hundred and Gifty pounds; and further to make out a list of all such inhabitant householders as aforesaid, as the said assessors to the best of their know

and a further fiat to be ledge and judgment, believe to be possessed of real or personal property, called the Upper List. goods or effects, above the value of five hundred pounds, specifying the particular amount of the value of the real or personal property, goods or effects, of the said persons, according to the best of the knowledge and judgment of them the said assessors, which list shall be known and called by the name of Upper List.

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II]. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and Rate to be paid hy may be lawful for the collector of each parish, township, reputed township, each person classed in

"T, the sun.class. or place, to be nominated and appointed for the ensuing year, and he is hereby authorized, to demand and receive for the year ensuing the twentyfifth of March next, of every inhabitant householder, whose name shall be ir cluded in the said ninth class, the sum of one pound two shillings and six pence, as his rate or proportion of the District Assessment to be levied for the said year.

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Nate to be paid by cach person classed in the 10th class.

IV. And also to demand and receive for and during the time aforesaid, of every inhabitant householder, whose name shall be included in such tenth class, the sum of one pound five shillings, as his rate or proportion of the District Assessment to be levied for the said year.

V. And also to demand and receive for and during the time aforesaid, of every Rate to be paid by inhabitant householder, whose name shall be included in the said Upper List, each person included in the upper class. a sum to be calculated at and after the rate of five shillings for every hun

dred pounds, at which he shall stand assessed in manner aforesaid.

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VI. And whereas every inhabitant householder within this Province, possessed of a location or lot of land by His Majesty's bounty, or otherwise, may by his honest industry, support him ell, and at the same time contribute

something to the public stock of the District; Be it enacted that the appellaThe appellatiou of

to tion of the Excused List, by the said above mentioned Act, directed to be cease, and henceforth given to the list containing the names of the persons therein specified, do called the under list.

cease and determine ; and that such list be continued to be made out, and

be called the Under List; and that every inhabitant householder within this Rate to be paid by Province, whose name shall be included in the said Under List, shall for the each person included said year ensuing, contribute and pay the sum of two shillings towards the therein.

public stock of the District, to be proportionably diminished, in case it shall not hereafter be found necessary to impose an entire rate according to the provisions in the said Act in that behalf contained.

Means of levying the rates by this Act direct. ed to be paid.

VII. And be it further enacted, That the several rates herein directed to be paid, shall be levied, collected, paid and recovered, subject to such provisions, means and penalties, as in and by the said Act, abovementioned, are recited and contained.

CHA P. VII.
An Act for the further REGULATION of the MILITIA of this Province.

[Repealed by 48th Geo. III. cl. ]

CHA P. VIII. An Act to restrain the Custom of permitting HORNED CATTLE, HORSES, SHEEP and SWINE to run at large.

[9th July, 1794.] W HEREAS the custom of allowing Horned Cattle, Horses, Sheep and

Swine to run at large, has been found occasionally inconvenient and detrimental ; Be it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and

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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 inore 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 Cattle henceforth hot Act, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to permit any Horned to run at large, but un

der certain regulations Catile, Horse, Sheep or Swine to run at large, otherwise than under the regulations and restrictions herein after provided.

II. And be it further enacted, That henceforth it shall and may be lawful

Which regulations for the inhabitant householders, or the greater part of them, in every District shall be made in the within this Province, in their annual town meetings lawfully assembled, to respective town ment.

ings annually. ascertain and determine in what manner and at what periods, Florned Cattle; Horses, Sheep (a) and Swine, or any of them, shall be allowed to run at.

(a) Šee 44th Geo III.

c4,51. large, within their respective divisions, or to resolve that the same, or any part thereof, shall be restrained from so doing.

III. And be it further enacted, That if any Horned Cattle, Horse, Sheep, of Catlle presnasising to Swine be found running at large in any town, township, reputed township or be empounded, nntil

the damages done and place, contrary to the regulations of the town meeting thereof; it shall and the man

nereol ; I shall and the poundkeepers fees may be lawful for any of the pound keepers thereof, and on receiving notice, be paid. he is hereby required to empourd such Horned Cattle, Horse, Sheep or Swine so trespassing, and to detain the same, until thë person or persons who may have sustained any damage by the trespass of the same, shall have received from the owner or owners of such Horned Cattle, Horse, Sheep or Swine, reasonable compensation, and until the fees of such pound keeper shall have been satisfied, irhich fees His Majesty's. Justices of the Peace in Which feessball be their General Quarter Sessions assembled, or the greater part of them, are regulated in Quarter

Sessions. hereby authorized and required to regulate and ascertain, in and for iheir respective Districts; any thing in any Act or Ordinance of the late Province of Quebec, or in any Act of the Legislature of this Province to the con

(See 43d Geo. In. trary of the provisions of this Act in any wise notwithstanding.

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C H A P. IX.
An Act to repeal certain parts of an Act passed in the Second Session of the Legislature of this

Province, intituled," An Act to regulate the laying out, amending, and keeping in Repair the
PUBLIC HIGHWAYS and ROADS within this Province," and to make further Provisions
respecting the same.
„[ Repeals for a timé part of 33: Geo. III. c $; which is Répealed in toto by
50th Geo. III. c 1. ]

CHA P. VIII.

C H A P. X.

An Act to amend certain parls of an Act passed in the thirty second year of His Majesty's 820 Geo. Il. 8. Reigu, intituled, “ An Act for Building a GAOL and COURT HOUSE in every District throughout this Province, and for altering ihe NAMES of the said DISTRICTS.

[9th July, 1794.] TTHEREAS it is necessary for the ease of the inhabitants of the Eastern Preamble.

V District, that two Gaols and Court Houses should be built therein ; 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 them 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 Reigo, 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 court. and by the authority of the same, That in addition to the above mentioned house to be erected in Act, which authorizes and directs that a Gaol and Court House for the East: the town of Cornwall,

cit: ern District, shall be built in manner therein mentioned, in the town of (a) See 48 Geo. III. New Johnstown(a) in the township of Edwardsburgh, it shall and may be lawful clõ. $ 3.

for the inhabitants of the Eastern District, to erect and build, or cause to be erected and built in the town of Cornwall, a Gaol and Court House, after the manner and under the rules, regulations and conditions appointed and prescribed, by the above mentioned Act, passed in the thirty-second year of

His Majesty's Reign as aforesaid. Funds for erecting the said gaol and courthouse.

The application and distribution of such U. IL ?emporary:] funds to be cognizable in quarter sessions.

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IV. And be it further enacted, That the Sheriff of the said District shall have the same power and authority to nominate and appoint such person as he shall judge most proper to the office of Gaoler and keeper of the Gaol and Court House at Cornwall, as well as to do all other matters and things necessary to be done respecting the governinent of the said Gaol and Court House at Cornwall, as he had, by virtue of the said Act, to regulate the Gaol and Court House of New Johnstown.(a)

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V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all and every house to be under the the rules, regulations and conditions, respecting the management and goestablished rules and regulations.

vernment of the Gaols in each District, as they are prescribed in the aforesaid Act, passed in the thirty-second year of His Majesty's Reign, shall extend and be construed to extend to the management and government of the said Gaol, as in and by this Act is allowed to be erected and built in the said town of Cornwall, in the Eastern District as aforesaid.

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| C H A P. XI.
An Act to lay and collect a DUTY upon STILLS.

[9th July, 1794.] WITHEREAS for the better support of the Government of this Province, P

W it is expedient to increase the revenues thereof; We your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Representatives of the People of the Province of Upper Canada, in Assembly met, do most humbly 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, 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 fifth day of April next, there shall be raised, levied, collected and paid yearly and every year, unto His Majesty, His Heirs anıl Successors, to and for the uses of this Province, and towards the support of the Civil Government thereof, of and from all persons having and using a Still or Stills, or hereafter to have and use a Still or Stills, for the purpose of Duty to he paid for distilling Spirituous Liquors for sale, a sum not exceeding one shilling and

"s and stil,' in use, is capable three pence lawful money of this Province, for every gallon, which the of containing. body of such Still or Stills shall or may be capable of containing, in manner hereinafter mentioned.

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II. And whereas it is expedient to make provision for the service of the

Provision for the current year, Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said duties cu

Llille salli uulles current year, to detershall begin and be payable for the seven months wbich will elapse between mine in April. the fifth day of September, and the fifth day of April next ensuing the passing of this Act, to be paid at and after the rate of seven pence halfpenny lawful money as aforesaid, per gallon, in manner hereinafter mentioned.

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III. And in order that the size of the several Stills to be employed for the Method of ascertaina purposes aforesaid, may be more truly ascertained, and the duties to be ing the contents of rate. imposed thereon more easily collected ; Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, 'That from and after the fifth day of Noveinber next, it shall not be lawful for any person to make use of any Still or Stills, for distilling Spirituous Liquors for sale, until he shall have obtained a Licence for that purpose ; and every person desirous of obtaining such a Licence, shall, in a wriiten Requisition for the same, to be made in manner hereafler mentioned, specify and set forth the number of gallons which the body of the Still or Stills he proposes to use, does or do contain, which specification shall be inserted in the Licence to him to be granted; and in case any per- Penalty for using or son shall make use of any Still for the purpose of distilling Spirits for sale

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be used, stills of larger without having obtained such Licence, or shall make use of any Still or dimensions than speci

fied in the licence. Stills for the purpose of distilling Spirits, of larger dimensions than that or

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