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LONDON:
Printed by James Holmes, 4, Took's Court, Chancery Lane.
PUBLISHED BY E. B. INCE, No. 5, QUALITY COURT, CHANCERY LANE.

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ABRIDGMENT

OF THE

PUBLIC GENERAL STATUTES,

4 WILLIAM IV.—1834.

CAP. I.

AN ACT to explain and amend an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for regulating the Labour of Children and Young Persons in the Mills and Factories of the United Kingdom.

(20th February 1834.) By this Act, After noticing that by an Act, 3 & 4 Will. 4. C. 103, intituled, 'An Act to regulate the Labour of Children and young Persons in the Mills and Factories of the United Kingdom,' it was enacted among other things that certain provisions of the

Act should come into operation at tbe end of eighteen months, and certain other provisions also at the end of thirty months, 1 the passing of the said Act; and that it is expedient that the periods mentioned in the said provisions respectively should construed to be calendar months, not lunar months :

It is Enacted, 1. That the said periods of eighteen months and thirty months mentioned in the said Act shall be construed and taken to mean periods of eighteen calendar months and thirty calendar months respectively.

And after noticing that it is provided by the said Act, that in mills for the manufacture of silk, children under the age of thirteen years shall be allowed to work ten hours in any one day; and doubts have arisen whether, according to the true construction of the said Act, children in such mills can be allowed to work ten hours every working day in the week :

It is therefore further Enacted, 11. That in mills for the manufacture of silk, children under the age of thirteen years shall be allowed to work ten hours Every working day in the week; and that this enactment sball be substituted in the place of the provision hereinbefore referred to, and be taken in all respects as part of the said Act.

III. That this Act may be amended, altered, or repealed by any Act to be passed during the present session of Parliament.

Cap. II.

AN ACT to apply certain Sums to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirtyfour.

(26th March 1834.) By this Act, the Commons granted, and it is Enacted, That there shall be issued and applied, for or towards making good the supply granted to His Majesty for the service of the Fear 1834, the sum of 3,000,000l., a part of the sum now remaining in the Exchequer, or remaining to be received on the 10th of February 1834, to complete the aids granted for the service of the year 1834 ; and also any sum or sums which may have been or which may be paid into the Exchequer before the 5th of April 1835, in respect of Excbequer bills issued pursuant to two Acts of 57 Geo. 3, and of 1 & 2 William 4, for authorizing the issue of Exchequer bills for carrying on public

works and fisheries in the United Kingdom; and also the sum of 60,0001. to be paid into the Exchequer by the United Com. • pany of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, towards the expense of retiring pay, pensions, and allowances t:

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