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CHAP. XLII.

AN ACT to extend the period for which the Magistrates of the District of

Victoria are authorised to levy an additional rate in the said District, by an Act passed in the seventh year of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, entitled, An Act to authorise the erection of the County of Hastings into a separate District.

[Passed 10th February, 1840.]

Preamble.

W HEREAS it is deemed expedient to extend the period for which the Magistrates of the District of Victoria are authorised to levy an additional rate in the said District, by an Act passed in the seventh year of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, entitled, “An Act to authorise the erection of the County of Hastings into a separate District”: And whereas the Magistrates of the said District of Victoria, have by their Petition prayed that a tax on the property of the said Inhabitants, for the purpose of liquidating the debt and interest contracted for building the Gaol and Court House therein be continued : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen'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 Wm. 1, "chap. s.' the authority of the same, That the twenty-first and twenty-second clauses" of the said Act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

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11. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Magistrates may resolve Magistrates of and residing within the said District, shall have power and be imposed on ratable authority, and they are hereby authorised and empowered at their Quarter Victoria'; Sessions assembled, to resolve that an increased tax of one penny in the pound over and above the ordinary assessment on all ratable property within the said District, shall be levied and collected, until it shall appear to the said Magistrates that said debt and interest contracted as aforesaid shall have been paid, for the purpose of paying said debt and interest, which resolution shall be transmitted to the Clerk of the Peace of said to Clerk of the Peace. District, signed by the Chairman of the said Quarter Sessions.

that an additional rate

property in District of

Resolution to be sent

assessment list, till it is

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be add this rate to the hand the duty of the Clerk of the Peace for the District of Victoria, to add to not necessary for paying the Assessment List for the several Townships within the said District, the

said increased tax of one penny, according to the resolution furnished him as aforesaid, until by a resolution which shall be passed in open Quarter Sessions, and signed by the Chairman as aforesaid, it shall appear that it is no longer necessary for the purposes aforesaid.

expense of erecting the Gaol and Court-house.

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IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty of the Collectors of the several Townships within the said District, and they are hereby required to collect the moneys authorised by the authority of this Act, to pay the same over to the Treasurer of the said District of Victoria, in the same way and manner as the ordinary Assesments of the District have been heretofore collected and paid.

Money so raised to be

ing debt contracted in

.V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Magisexpended solely in pay. trates of and residing within the said District, shall expend the money building Gaor and Court raised by the authority of this Act, towards paying the debt and interest

now contracted for building a Gaol and Court House for the use of the said District, and for no other purpose whatsoever.

house.

No percentage to the
Treasurer, Assessor or
Collector, on this rate.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no percentage shall be allowed to the Treasurer of the said District, nor to any Assessor or Collector, for the moneys raised and collected by the provisions of this Act.

CHAP. XLIIS.

AN ACT to authorise the raising of a sum of money, in the District of

Niagara, for the purpose of relieving the said District from Debt.

Preamble.

[Passed 10th February, 1840.] WHEREAS the Magistrates of the District of Niagara, in General Quarter Sessions assembled, have in their Petition to the Legislature, set forth that in consequence of the embarrassed state of the Finances of that District, it has become absolutely necessary that an Act should be passed authorising the borrowing of a sufficient sum of money to liquidate the outstanding Debts of the said District, or in the event of their not being able to procure a loan, to raise the same by an additional rate upon

Quarter Sessions to levy

property within the District: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen'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 assenabled 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, Thit in order to proýide funds for the liquidation and discharge of all and every sum and sums of money, claims and by assessment an addit demands, due or payable to any person or persons by the said District, in the pound for fivo such claims and demands acknowledged already or hereafter to be of Niagara. acknowledged by the Court of General Quarter Sessions, to be justly due to him, her or them, it shall and may be lawful for the Justices of the Peace of the said District, in General Quarter Sessions assembled, and they are hereby required to levy by Assessment, to be made on each and every Inhabitant householder in the said District, in the same manner and form as by law any Assessment may now or hereafter be levied for any public purpose in said District, an additional rate of one farthing in the pound, to continue and be collected for the term and space of five years from the first imposition and collection thereof.

onal rate of one farthing

years, on the District

due to him, her or

a Dietrict, in General Quarter

he made on each

Justices may raise a loan
to discharge the debts
of the District of

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for any three or more of the said Justices of the Peace, los in and for the said District, in General Quarter Sessions assembled, either Nias at the next or any subsequent Court, or Special Sessions, to be holden after the passing of this Act, and in the name or on the behalf of the Inhabitants of the said District, to raise by way of loan, at a rate of interest not greater than six per cent. per annum, from such person or persons, Bodies Politic or Corporate, as may be willing to lend the same on the credit of the said District, a sum not exceeding Two Thousand Pounds nor less than Twelve Hundred Pounds, to be paid and appropriated by the Treasurer of the said District, in discharge of the debts of the said District; and that the Bond or Agreement under the hand and seal of the Treasurer of the said District, to be given for the re-payment the of such loan under the authority of this Act, (which Bond or Agreement the District. the said Treasurer is hereby authorised to give,) shall constitute a debt and charge binding upon the Treasury of the said District, but not upon such Treasurer in his individual capacity."

Bond or agreement of the Treasurer, for such load, to be binding on

CHAP. XLIV.

AN ACT to authorise the levying an additional Rate on the Inhabitants of

the Midland District, for the payment of the Debt of the District, and for other purposes therein-mentioned.

[Passed 10th February, 1840.] •

Preamble.

W HEREAS the Magistrates and sundry Inhabitants of the Midland District, have by Petition set forth that it is highly desirable that a Wall should be erected around the Midland District Gaol, in the Town of Kingston, as well for the purpose of affording the benefits of air and exercise to the Prisoners confined therein, from which they are now necessarily excluded, as for the more secure custody of the said Prisoners, and also for the construction of a Guard House connected therewith, and also for liquidating the Public Debt, and it is expedient that the prayer of the said Petition should be complied with: And whereas the present state of the funds of the said Midland District will not admit of its being done, except by laying an additional Assessment upon the said District, for which the Petitioners have also prayed: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen'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 after the passing of this Act, it shall be lawful for the Justices of the Peace for the said Midland District, to contract with such person as may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the District funds, for the loan of a sum of money sufficient to the before-mentioned · purpose.

Justices of the Midland District may contract for a loan for certain purposes.

II. And for discharging the principal and interest of the loan so conAn additional assessment tracted for as aforesaid: Be it therefore further enacted by the authority

authorized until loan shall be repaid;

aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the Justices of the Peace for the said Midland District, in Quarter Sessions assembled, to order an Assessment of one penny in the pound, to be levied on the ratable property of the said District, which said Rate or Assessment shall be levied

Amount to be raised not to exceed £3,500.

and collected in like manner as other Rates and Assessments are now by
law collected, until the said loan shall be liquidated: Provided always, that Amour
the amount to be raised, levied and collected as aforesaid, shall not exceed
the sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred Pounds.

Application of the moneys raised.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Assessment authorised to be raised by this Act, be applied for the payment of m the building of the said Wall, the erection of the said Guard House, and making the Gaol Ground secure for the safe-keeping of the Prisoners, and for paying off the District debt, and to no other purpose whatsoever.

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IV. And be it further enucted by the authority aforesaid, That no per no centage be allowed to the Treasurer of the District, nor to any Assessor on moneys raised by or Collector, for the moneys raised and collected by the provisions of this Act.

this Act.

CHAP. XLV.

AN ACT authorising the levying of an additional Tax.on the District of

Dalhousie, for the purpose of building a Gaol and Court House therein.

[Passed 10th February, 1840.]

Preamble.

HEREAS it appears by the Petition of the Justices of the Peace. residing within the Townships of Nepean, Goulburn, March, Huntley, Torbolton, Fitzroy, North Gower, Marlborough, Gloucester and Osgoode, that they have been unable to raise by loan the sum of money required to defray the expense of building a Court House and Gaol in the intended new District of Dalhousie: And whereas it is expedient to provide, by increased Assessment, for the re-payment of any sum of money which shall be raised by loan for the erection of a Gaol and Court House in the new District of Dalhousie, under the provisions of an Act passed in the Parliament of this Province, entitled, “An Act to erect certain Townships now forming part of the Districts of Bathurst, Johnstown and Ottawa, into a separate District, to be called the District of Dalhousie, and for other purposes therein-mentioned”: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen'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 Acto 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

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