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Counterfeit gold or or counterfeit gold or silver coin shall be produced in any court of justice in silver cuin, produced in a court of justice, this Province, the judges shall cause the same to be cut in pieces in oper how disposed of.

court, or in the presence of a Justice of he Peace, and there be delivered tu

or for the person or persons to whom it belongs. Repeal of Ordinance, 17th 'Geo. 3. for regu- .XII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and leting tho currency. after the passing of this Act, the Act or Ordinance made in the seventeenth

year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Ordinance for regulating the currency of the Province," be, and the same is hereby repealed.

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CH A P. II.
An Act to amend certain parts of an Act, intituled, “ An Act for the regulation of JURIES,"

and a certain other Act, intituled, “ An Act to Establish a SUPERIOR COURT of CIVIL
and CRIMINAL JURISDICTION, and to regulate the COURT of APPEAL."

[3d June, 1796.] DE it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Preamble.

D 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 passing of this Act, pannel of jurors and before the first day of Trinity term now next ensuing, and before the for the trial of issues first day of the respective terms, next preceding the time when the issuing of at the assizes, sball be transmitted, 'at stated the Writs of Assize and Nisi Prius, are directed to be issued, according to periods into the court the form and effect of a certain Act passed in the thirty fourth year of His of King's Bench, by the Sheriffs of the Easi. Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act to establish a Superior Court of Civil

· and Criminal Jurisdiction, and to regulate the Court of Appeal," and in ern Districts respectively, without any've every year thereafter ensuing, the Sheriffs of the Eastern, Midland and Westnire facias for that pur.

ern Districts, and each respectively, shall cause a pannel of the names of įhe pose.

jurors, not less than thirty six, nor more than forty eight persons, according to the rules and regulations contained in the said Act, intituled, " An Act for the regulation of Juries,” to be transmitled into His Majesty's Court of his Bench, that shall be liable to be summoned for the trial of all causes at the then next ensuing Assizes, without a Venire Facias for that purpose.'

II. And be it further enacted, That the Sheriff of the Home District, on or The Sheriff of the Home District, 1o re before the first day of every term, shall cause a pannel of the names of juon first day of every

rors, not less than thirty six nor more than forty eight, according to the rules terin.

and regulations of the said Act, for the regulation of Juries, to be transmitted into His said Majesty's Court of bis Bench, of persons that shall be liable to be summoned for the trial of all causes at the sittings during and ensuing each term, without a Venire Facias for that purpose.', of boxi n ,

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CHA P. III.
An Act to amend an Act, intituled, " An Act for regulating the manner of LICENCING PUB-

LIC HOUSES, and for the more easy convicting of Persons selling SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS
without Licence."

[3d June, 1796.) DE it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with Preamble:

D 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 passing of this Keepers of Act, if any person or persons shall keep an Inn or Public House for the pur- to be licenced. pose of vending Wine, Brandy, Rum, or other Spirituous Liquors; unless here

(See 341h Geo. III. c she or they shall have previonsly obtained a Licence in manner and form pres- 12, & 43d, c9 cribed by an Act passed in the thirty-fourth year of His Majesty's reign, intituled, " An Act for regulating the manner of Licencing Public Houses, and for the more easy convicting of persons selling spirituous Liquors without Licence," such person or persons shall forfeit and pay the sum of Twenty .Penalty for selling

without licence Pounds, to be levied upon his, her or their goods and chattels, upon being convicted on the oath of any one credible witness, of his, her, or their having offended against the said Act, in manner and form as is therein mentioned ; a moiety whereof shall be given to the informer, and the other moiety paid into the hands of His Majesty's Receiver General, to and for the use of His Application thereof Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, for the Public uses of this Province, and towards 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 to direct. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and

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? celice . keep an inn may be lauful for any person or persons not having obtained a Licence, and kept may be granted in any an Inn or Public House, at any time before, and being desirous of keeping an

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to persous duly quali. Inn or Public House, to apply for a Licence at any time during the year, to the bed. Magistrates of the District in which he resides, in General Quarter Sessions assembled, and it shall and may be lawful for the said Magistrates, to enquire into the charucter and behaviour of the person applying, and if it shall appear to them expedient to increase the number of Inns or Public Houses, and that the party applying is a sober and honest man, the presiding Magistrate shall then and there grant him ( Certificate under his hand and seal, which Certificate shall enable the party so holding the same to take out a Licence ; and the Secretary of the Pro- the same. vince or his agent, upon the production of such Certificate, shall be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to grant a Licence accordingly; the person or (Ste 43d Geo. III. persons paying for the same such sum of money as is directed to be paid by all c9.) persons receiving a Licence to keep an Inn or Public House in this Province,

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years, by 59th Gcu. III, ner and forin as is prescribed by a certain Ac', passed in the thirty-fourth year of 2;* His Majesty's reign, intituled, An Act for regulating the manner of Licencing Public Houses, and for the more easy convicting of persons selling Spirituous Liquors without Licence," any thing in the said Act or in any former Act to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: (a)

CHA P. IV.

CH A P. IV.

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An Act to amend certain parts of an Act, intituled, “ An Act to fix the Times and Places of holding the COURT'S of GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of the PEACE, within the several Districts of this Province."

. [30 June, 1796.] WITHEREAS it is expedient to alter the place of holding the Court of

General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, in and for the Western DisPreamble. .

trict of this Province ; 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 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 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 Pro

e vince," and by the authority of the same, That so much of a certain Act Geo. 3.

passed in the thirty-third year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act to fix the times and places of holding the Courts of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace within the several Districts of this Province, which directs that the Courts of Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the Western District of this Province, shall commence and be holden in the Town of Detroit, on such days and times as are therein mentioned ; and that a Special Sessions of the

Peace shall commence and be bolden yearly and in every year, in the town The same in part re- of Michilimạckinac, at a certain time therein mentioned, be and the same realed.

are hereby repealed accordingly

II. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act, the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the Western District, shall commence and be holden in the parish of Assumption, in such place as

may now be found most convenient to the Magistrates of the said District, or the times and places of major part of them, on the second Tuesday in the month of July, on the holding in future the

arter ses second Tuesday in the month of October, on the second Tuesday in the sious for tle Westeın month of January, and on the second Tuesday in the month of April, until district.

such time as it shall seem expedient to the Magistrates, or the major part of the (a) See 41st Gco. III. Magistrates of the said District, to remove and hold the same nearer to the island,

called the Isle of Bois Blanc, being near the entrance of the River Detroit : and when it shall seem expedient to the said Magistrates, or the major part of them, to hold the said General Quarter Sessions nearer to the said island, it shall and may be lawful for them to remove the same, having given due notice of such intended removal, at least three months before the same shall be removed as aforesaid. (a)

II!. And wheras by a certain other Act passed in the thirty fourth year

of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act to establish a Court for the cogie

mi nizance of small causes in each and every District of this Province," the And of holding the district court for the District Court in and for the Western District of this Province, is appointed

to be holden in the town of Detroit, in the said District, but as it seems not to be any longer expedient to hold the said Court in the town of Detroit aforesaid, Be it enacted, That from and after the passing of this Aet, the District Court in and for the said District, shall be holden at and in the same place where the General Quarter Sessions may be holden under and by virtue of the authority of this Acte

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IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Courts Alterations in the

terms of holding the of Quarter Sessions for the Midland District, and the Eastern District, shall sessions in the Eastern hereafter be held on the fourth Tuesday in the month of January, and the and Midland districts. fourth Tuesday in the month of April, instead of the second Tuesday in the month of January, and the second Tuesday in the month of April.

(See 33d Geo. in. . 0 %. 34. c 3.

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An Act to repeal certain parts of an Act passed in the thirty third year of His Majesty's Reign,

intituled, “ An Act to encourage the Destroying of WOLVES and BEARS in different parts of this Province."

[Repeals so much of 33d Geo. III. c 11, as relates to Bears.]

CH A P. VI.

An Act to Authorize the Lieutenant Governos to Nominate and Appoint certain COMMIS

SIONERS for the purposes herein mentioned.

[ Expired 1 st August, 1798. ]

CH A P. VII

An Act to amend an Act, 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 Asseinbly.

[Temporary.]

(Authorises an entire rate, or any aliquot part thereof to be laid and raised in every District whereof the Magistrates in their next general sessions shall deem necessary for immediate exigencies.)

THE

OF

UPPER-CANADA,

PASSED IN THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SECOND PROVINCIAL

PARLIAMENT,

MET AT YORK, ON THE FIRST DAY OF JUNE, AND PROROGUED ON THE THIRD DAY OF JULY, FOLLOWING, IN THE THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR

OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE II.

THE HONORABLE PETER RUSSELL, Esquire, PRESIDENT:

ANNO DOMINI 1797.

СНА Р. І.
An Act for the better securing the Province against the King': ENEMIES.

[ Expired, 9th March, 1804. ]

СНА Р. ІІ.

An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Township of YORK, to assemble for the purpose of

choosing and nominating PARISH and TOWN OFFICERS.

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