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.-Chap. LV. 3rd Victoria

CHAP. LV.

AN ACT for the relief of Allan MacDonell, Esquire, the Sheriff of the

Midland District.

Passed 10th February, 1840.]

HEREAS Allan MacDonell, Esquire, Sheriff of the Midland District, Pream hath by his Petition set forth that in consequence of the defective construction of the Gaol of the said District, he has been obliged and compelled to pay a large sum of money, by reason of the escape of debtors confined therein: And whereas the said Sheriff did frequently point out to the Magistrates of the said District, the impossibility of retaining prisoners in custody by reason of the insecurity of the prison, and it manifestly appearing that such escapes have not arisen from any negligence or inattention on the part of that Officer, it is desirable that relief should be extended to him under the circumstances : 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 it may be lawful for the Magistrates of the Midland District, at the District at their next first General Quarter Sessions after the passing of this Act, or a majority authorise certain payof them, (if they are of opinion that relief should be granted under all the thirat District out of the facts,) to authorise the Treasurer of the District, out of the rates now levied and collected, or hereafter to be raised, levied and collected for the uses of the District, to pay in such manner as they may deem proper, by instalments or otherwise, to Allan MacDonell, Esquire, the Sheriff of the said District, the sum of Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds, Halifax currency.

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CHAP.

CHAP. LVI.

Preamble.

AN. ACT for the relief of Philip De Grassi.

[Passed 10th February, 1840.] W HEREAS Philip De Grassi, Esquire, of the Township of York, has expended the sum of Thirty-five Pounds, in repairing a certain Hill, called Thorn's Hill, in the third concession of the said Township: And whereas it is just and right that he should be re-paid the same: 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 Jacob Snider, Certain Cominissioners, Conrad Graham and William Donaldson, Commissioners appointed by chap. 107, directed to pay an Act passed in the seventh year of the reign of His late Majesty King

William the Fourth, entitled, “ An Act to alter and amend an Act passed during the last session of the Legislature, entitled, “An Act granting to His Majesty a sum of money for the improvement of the roads and bridges in the several Districts of this Province,” for expending the sum of Two Hundred and Seventy-five Pounds in the Township of York, be and they are hereby required to pay the said Philip De Grassi, the sum of Thirty-five Pounds, out of any balances that may be now or hereafter shall come into their hands of the said sum of Two Hundred and Seventyfive Pounds.

Certain Cominissioners appointed by 7th Wm. IV. chap. 107, directed to pay a £35 to P. DeGrassi.

CHAP.

CHAP. LVII.

AN ACT to authorise the Receiver General to dispose of the Provincial

Stock, in the Bank of Upper Canada.

[Passed 10th February, 1840.]

Preamble.

W HEREAS it is expedient that the Stock of the Bank of Upper Canada, p. owned by this Province, be sold, and the proceeds placed at the disposal of the Legislature thereof: 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 Receiver General, under Her Majesty's Receiver General of this Province shall, and he is hereby in Council, may sell the authorised and required to sell and dispose of Two Thousand Shares of be the Stock of the Bank of Upper Canada, held by this Province, with the sanction of His Excellency the Governor-General, or Person administering the Government in Council.

the sanction of Governor

Bank Stock held on OI bebalf of the Province.

1st Victoria, ch. 50,

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That an Act passed during the third session of the present Legislature, entitled, “ An repealed. Act to authorise the Receiver General to raise a loan on the security of the Provincial Stock in the Bank of Upper Canada," be and the same is hereby repealed.

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Part of sec. 1, 4th Geo.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much of the first clause of an Act passed in the fourth year of the reign of His Iv. chap. 11, repealed. late Majesty George the Fourth, chapter eleven, entitled, “An Act to amend and repeal part of an Act, entitled, “An Act to incorporate sundry persons under the style and title of the President, Directors, and Company of the Bank of Upper Canada," as authorises the Lieutenant Governor of this Province to nominate and appoint annually four Directors of the said Bank of Upper Canada, be and the same is hereby repealed.

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And after sale the whole number of Directors to be chosen by the Stockholders.

IV. Provided always nevertheless, and be it further enacted by the authority bi Governor until stock aforesaid, That the Directors appointed under the authority of the said

last-recited clause, shall be named in the manner therein provided, so long as the Stock in this Act authorised to be sold shall not be disposed

of, and that when the said Stock shall be sold or disposed of, as is hereine before provided, then the whole number of fifteen Directors, elected or

appointed for the management of the said Bank, shall be elected in the manner now prescribed for the election of Directors, by the Stockholders of the said Institution, any thing in the said recited Act, or in this Act, to the contrary notwithstanding.

CHAP. LVIII.

AN ACT to authorise the Receiver General of this Province to borrow

a certain sum of money upon Debentures, for the purposes thereinmentioned

[Passed 10th February, 1840.]

Preamble.

WHEREAS the Houses of Baring, Brothers and Company, and Glynn, Halifax, Mills and Company, of London, have advanced a large surn of money for the use of this Province: And whereas it is necessary to provide means to re-pay the same: 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 in the event of no other arrangement being made with the said Firms of Baring, Brothers and Company, and Glynn, Halifax, Mills and Company, or other means of payment being at the disposal of the Executive Government, it shall and may be lawful for the Governor of this Province, to authorise the Receiver General thereof to cause any number of Debentures to be made out for such sums of money, not exceeding Seventy Thousand Pounds, currency, as any person or persons, bodies corporate or politic, shall agree to advance on the credit of the resources of this Province; which Debentures shall be prepared and made out in such method and form as has heretofore been in use, and shall be signed by

Under certain circumstances Governor may authorise Receiver General to issue Debentures to the amount of £70,000;

the Receiver General, and made redeemable in not more than twenty Debentares when to be

more than wweny payable. years from their respective dates, payable in London.

Proceeds of Debentures Te 01 Suci Debentures, how to be disposed of.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and out of the moneys to be obtained by the issue and sale of such Debentures, it shall be the duty of the Receiver General, without delay, to pay to the said Houses of Baring, Brothers and Company, and Glynn, Halifax, Mills and Company, the debt due and owing to them by or on account of this Province, and that the residue of the moneys so obtained, shall be applicable to the general uses of the Province, under the authority of the Legislature.

Provisions of law appli.

issued under 7th Wm. IV.

in force as to Debentures

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all and every the provisions contained in a certain Act of Parliament of this cable to Debentures Province, passed in the seventh year of the reign of His Majesty King chap. 92, declared to be George the Fourth, entitled, “An Act to authorise the Government to authorised borrow a certain sum of money upon Debentures, to be loaned to the Welland Canal Company,” regulating or affecting the issue of Debentures authorised thereby, or their passing current with certain public accountants; the suspension of interest thereon in certain cases; the submitting to the Legislature accounts of such Debentures, and the interest paid thereon; the expense attending the same; paying off and cancelling such Debentures; the punishment for forging any such Debentures, or any matter or thing relating to or affecting such Debentures, or the knowingly uttering any such forgery, shall apply to and be in force, in respect to the provisions of this Act.

CHAP. LIX.

AN ACT to provide for the support and maintenance of the Provincial

Penitentiary.

[Passed 10th February, 1840.]

MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN:

Preamble

W HEREAS it is expedient to provide for the clothing, lodging and maintenance of the convicts, and for the payment of the officers, watchmen, and other persons employed in the guarding, government, and Police of

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