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VII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all Pickled Fish which shall have been duly inspected, in any District in this Province, Distriet, not liable to shall not be subject to re-inspection in any other District, and may be shipped and exported to any Foreign Port.

inspection in another.

VIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all Barrels or half Barrels used for packing and repacking Pickled Fish, shall Materials of barrels for

packing fish, prescribed ; be manufactured in this Province, and shall be made of sound wellseasoned white, red or black oak, white ash, or white pine timber; the Hoops ; Barrels and half Barrels shall be well hooped with at least ten good hoops each, and shall be made in a workmanlike manner; the Fees for inspecting

> Fee for inspecting, and branding shall be for each Barrel Sis-pence currency, and for each half Barrel Four-pence currency; and for overhauling, repacking, inspect-for re-packing, &c.; ing, and branding for each Barrel One Shilling, and for each half Barrel Seven-pence Half-penny, exclusive of cooperage; and for every Bushel Salt. of Salt or part thereof so consumed as aforesaid, the value of such Salt according to the Market price thereof, at the time and place of such Inspection, the said Fees and Charges shall be paid by the person employing the Inspector.

If Inspectors guilty of

IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any or if either of the Inspectors so to be appointed under the authority of this fraud, &c. in office, Act, shall be guilty of any fraud or neglect in inspecting any Fish, or of offering any fee or reward to owners of Fish, or their Agents, or to any other person, in order to obtain the profits of inspecting or repacking the same, on any pretence whatever, or shall brand any Barrel or half Barrel containing Fish contrary to the true intent and meaning of this Act, or which has not been actually inspected agreeably to the provisions of this Act, or shall permit any other person to use his brand, in violation or evasion of the provisions of this Act, he shall, on conviction thereof before and convicted before any two of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace residing within the Dis- Just trict where the offence is committed, upon the oath of one or more credible Witness or Witnesses, forfeit and pay the sum of Ten Pounds, and in he shall forfeit £10 ; default of such payment within six days after conviction, the said Justices of the Peace, or any one of them, shall and may issue an execution against Execution may issue to such Inspector's Goods and Chattels so convicted, as by any law of this Province is authorised in Judgments awarded in the Court of Requests.

Justices,

levy same.

Non-residents not allowed

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this Act, it shall not be lawful for any person not to fish in waters of this residing in this Province to Fish within the Waters of Upper Canada, or”

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be directly or indirectly engaged in the same, either as owner or part owner of a Seine, or as a Partner, or to haul any Seine, Net, or Line upon any part of the Beach of the Waters of this Province; and every person found so offending against the provisions of this Act, shall be liable to be imprisoned for a period not less than thirty days, nor exceeding ninety days, upon conviction before any two of Fier Majesty's Justices of the Peace, upon the oath of one or more credible Witness or Witnesses.

Inspector's duty when part of the Fish in a barrel is unsound.

XI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if it shall appear to the Inspector that a part of the Fish in any Barrel or half Barrel inspected by him is sound and part unsound, then it shall and may be lawful for the said Inspector to separate the sound from the unsound, and repack the sound Fish, and add such Salt or Pickle as he may judge necessary, and brand the same as aforesaid, and such Fish as the Inspector shall judge not capable of preservation, he shall condemn as bad.

packed out of the Province.

Act not to apply to Fish XII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That nothing

"in this Act contained shall be taken or deemed to apply to any Fish put up and packed out of the Province, and imported into the same.

CHAP. XXV.

AN ACT to alter and amend an Act passed in the forty-fifth year of the

reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, entitled, An Act to regulate the Packing, Curing, and Inspection of Beef and Pork.

Passed 10th February, 1840.]

Preamble.

HEREAS it hath been found expedient to repeal part of and 10 amend an Act passed in the forty-fifth year of the reign of King George the Third, entitled, “An Act to regulate the Curing, Packing, and Inspection of Beef and Pork," and to extend the provisions of 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,"

45th Geo. III. chap. 8,

and by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this alth and 13th section Act, the eleventh and thirteenth clauses of the aforesaid Act be and the repealed. same are hereby repealed.

brand on barrels of Beef

II. And be it further enucted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this Act, if any person shall wilfully alter, erase, Penalty on altering, &e. obliterate, or otherwise deface any of the brand marks mentioned in the or Pork; aforesaid and present Acts, or counterfeit or impress or brand the same on any Casks of Beef or Pork, he, she or they shall be deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor, and heing thereof lawfully convicted, shall forfeit the sum of Twenty Pounds, of current money of this Province, recoverable How and to be disposed of in the manner provided by the sixteenth clause of the aforesaid Act.

How recoverable.

packed, and manner of

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and Quality of Pork to be after the passing of this Act, there shall be four qualities of Pork, known Sorting’it; and distinguished by the names of Mess, Prime Mess, Prime and Cargo. Mess Pork shall consist of the rib pieces of good fat Hogs only, not Mess Pork ; weighing less than Two Hundred Pounds each. Barrels containing such Pork shall be branded on one of the heads with the words “Mess Pork." Prime Mess Pork shall consist of pieces of good fat Hogs, not weighing Prime Mess Pork ; less than One Hundred and Ninety Pounds, the Barrel to contain coarse pieces of one Hog only, that is to say: two half heads, not to exceed together sixteen pounds in weight, with two shoulders and two hams, and the remaining pieces of a Hog, and Barrels containing such Pork shall be branded on one of the heads with the words “Prime Mess Pork.”— Prime Pork shall consist of the pieces of good fat Hogs of not less than Prime Pork ; One Hundred and Fifty Pounds weight, to contain the coarse pieces of one Hog and a half only, that is to say: one and a half heads not exceeding together twenty-four pounds in weight, three hams, three shoulders, and the remaining pieces of a Hog and a half Hog; and Barrels containing such Pork shall be branded on one of the heads with the words “Prime Pork.” Cargo shall consist of the pieces of good fat Hogs of not less Cargo Pork ; than One Hundred Pounds weight, to contain the coarse pieces of two Hogs only, that is to say: two heads not exceeding together thirty pounds in weight, four shoulders, four hams, and the remaining pieces of two Hogs, and shall be otherwise Merchantable Pork; and Barrels containing such Pork shall be branded on one of the heads with the words “Cargo Pork”; and the Pork so to be packed shall be cut in pieces as nearly square as may be, and not exceeding six or less than four pounds in weight, but in all cases the following parts shall be cut off and not packed, namely: the ears close to the head, the snout above the tusks, the legs

half-barrels ;

Quantity of Salt;

above the knee joint; the tail shall be cut off, and the tongue and bloody Contents of barrels and grizzle taken out; and each Barrel in which Pork of any of the foregoing

descriptions may be packed or repacked, shall contain Two Hundred Pounds, and each half Barrel shall contain one half that quantity of the several kinds and qualities above-mentioned; and that each Barrel shall be salted with not less than fifty pounds of the same quality of Salt and

the same kind of Pickle, and to each Barrel of Pork shall be added not Saltpetre;

less than two ounces of Salt Petre, as in the aforesaid Act is provided for

packing and inspecting of Beef; and that each Barrel or half Barrel of Branding.

Pork, when so inspected and packed, shall be branded in the same manner as in the aforesaid Act is provided for the branding of Beef, designating the different qualities or denominations herein described.

This Act not to vary
45 Geo. III, chap. 8, except :
as is directly expressed

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That nothing in this Act 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, and that the said Act, and every clause, matter and thing therein contained, except the said eleventh and thirteenth clauses, shall be and the same is hereby declared to be in full force and effecta

canoaled in this Act, and that the saiu -wo,

CHAP. XXVI.

AN ACT to appoint the time for holding the Court of General Quarter

Sessions of the Peace for the Home District, and to repeal the Law now in force for that purpose.

[Passed 10th February, 1840.].

W HEREAS it is expedient to alter the times of holding the Quarter Sessions in the Home 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 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 time and place for holding the Court of General Quarter Sessions on the Peace in each of the several Districts of this Province, and to repeal the several laws now in force for that purpose," as relates to the time of holding the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace in the Home District, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Preamble.

the Government of the said Province,” and by the authority of the same, uurier Sessions of the That so much of an Act passed in the seventh year of the reign of His

late Majesty King William the Fourth, entitled, “An Act to appoint the

be holden

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the Home District, from and after the passing of this Act, shall be holden at the times following, that is to say: on the first Tuesday in the months of January, April, July and October, respectively in each and every year.

CHAP. XXVII.

AN ACT authorising the payment of Pensions to Militia-men, and Widows

of deceased Militia-men, under certain restrictions, and for other pur-
poses therein-mentioned.

[Passed 10th February, 1840.]

HEREAS it is expedient to provide for the payment of Pensions to Preamble. persons who may have been disabled while in actual service, during the

late War with the United States; and also from advanced age and - impoverished circumstances, are unable to maintain themselves by labour:

And whereas it is necessary to guard against Frauds, which may be attempted to be practised by persons claiming Pensions for wounds received while in actual service as Militia-men, or as the Widows of deceased Militia-men: 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 shall and may be lawful for the Governor of this Province, from time to Board, to examine persons time, to appoint a Board, consisting of three or more persons, to be wounds received in the assembled in the City of Toronto, whose duty it shall be to examine Statos; such persons as shall be required by the Governor to appear before them for that purpose, claiming Pensions for wounds received during the late War with the United States, and to enquire into the nature of such

Governor may appoint a

claiming pensions for wounds received in the late war with the United

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