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An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the ninth year of Her

Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to consolidate and amend the Registry Laws of that part of this Province which was formerly Upper Canada.

[ 28th July, 1847. ] WHEREAS the wording of the first part of the twenty-fourth section of an Act Preamble.

passed in the ninth year of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to consolidate Doubts resand amend the Registry Laws of that part of this Province which was formerly Upper A, Act 19 Canada, is such as to have caused doubts to arise as to whether there is not a clerical Vict. c. 34, error in the said part of the said section consisting of the substitution of the word “ Mortgagee” for the word “Mortgagor,” and whereas there is, in reality no such clerical error, but the converse error does occur in the last line of the proviso at the end of the said section in which the word “ Mortgagor ” has been substituted for " Mortgagee,” and it is expedient to remove such doubts and correct such error: Be it therefore declared and enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act for re-uniting the Provinces of Upper and LowerCanada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby declared and enacted by the authority What certifiof the same, That the said section of the said Act was intended to refer and does refer cate is intendto any certificate by the Mortgagee, His Heirs, Executors, Administrators or assigns part of sect. 24 of payment or performance of the condition of any Mortgage, given or registered as of the said Act. therein mentioned. II

. And be it enacted, That the said proviso at the end of the said twenty-fourth Proviso at the section of the said Act, shall be and the same is hereby repealed; and it is hereby section to declared and provided that such certificate as is mentioned in the said section and in pealed. this Act, if given after the expiration of the period within which the Mortgagor had a True effect of right in equity to redeem, shall have had and shall have the effect of defeating any aforesaid dotitle remaining vested in the Mortgagee or his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, but shall not have had nor shall have the effect of defeating any other title whatsoever.

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MONTREAL :-Printed by STEWART DERBISHIRE & GEORGE DESBARATS,

Law Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.

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CAP. XVII. An Act to exempt the property of the Crown from Local Rates and Taxes in Lower Canada.

[ 28th July, 1847. ]

T HEREAS by the Laws of that portion of the Province formerly the Province of Preamblo.

Upper Canada, all property held by or in trust for the Crown is exempt from Local Taxes and Assessment, and it is expedient that such property should be so exempt in that portion of the Province formerly Lower Canada: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper aud Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after So much of the the passing of this Act, so much of the sixty-second section, or of any other part of the act of

Geo. 3, c. 6, s. Act of the Legislature of Lower Canada, passed in the thirty-sixth year of the Reign 62, or of any of King George the Third, and intituled, "An Act for making, repairing, and altering

other Act or

law, as authothe Highways and Bridges within this Province, and for other purposes,' or of any other rizes the impo

sition of local Act or Law in force in that portion of this Province formerly the Province of Lower taxes on Canada, as authorizes the imposing of any Local Rate or Tax on any property belong

ty repealed." ing to Her Majesty, or held in trust by any Officer or party for the use of Her Majesty, or the demand of any sum of money as commutation for any Statute or other labour on any highway in respect of such property, or the performance of such Statute labour, or the payment of any such Rate or Tax imposed on any such property out of the public moneys of this Province,-shall be and is hereby repealed; and hereafter all such Such property property as aforesaid, in whatever part of this Province the same shall be situate, shall to be hereafter

exempt fiom be exempt from all Local Rates or Taxes, Statute or other labour on any highway, or all local rates commutation for the same, any Act or Law to the contrary notwithstanding ; Provided

Proviso as to always, that any arrears of such Rates or Taxes accrued and payable in Lower Canada rates in L. C.

heretofore acbefore the passing of this Act, may be paid as if this Act had not been passed.

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CAP XVIII.
An Act to extend the Provisions of the Marriage Act of Upper Canada to

Ministers of all denominations of Christians.

[ 28th July, 1847. ]

ITHEREAS divers inhabitants of that part of the Province called Upper Canada, Preamblo.
V of various Religious Denominations of Christians not enumerated in the third Act of U. C.

11 Geo. 4.c. Section of an Act passed by the Legislative Council and Assembly of the late Province 36, cited. of Upper Canada, in the eleventh year of the Reign of His late Majesty, King George the Fourth, and assented to by His late Majesty, King William the Fourth, in the first year of His Reign, intituled, An Act to make valid certain Marriages heretofore contracted, and to provide for the future solemnization of Matrimony in this Province, have, by their Petitions, prayed that their respective Ministers may be authorized to solemnize Marriages; and it is just and expedient to grant the prayer of such Petitions : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, In Act lo re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That all the powers, Powers grantprivileges and advantages by the Act first above cited conferred upon or vested in any

Act to MinisClergyman or Minister of any of the several Religious Denominations mentioned in ters of certain the third section of the said Act shall be and the same are hereby conferred upon and

denominations, vested in any Clergyman or Minister of any Religious Denomination of Christians Ministers of

all denominawhatever, as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes, and on the same conditions tions of Chrisand restrictions, and subject to all the penalties imposed by the said Act for any tians. contravention of the provisions thereof, as if such Religious Denomination of Christians had been among the number of the Religious Denominations mentioned in the said third Section.

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II. And be it enacted, That no Clergyman or Minister of any of the several Religious On what con

t ditione MinisDenominations mentioned in the third Section of the said recited Act, or of those to whom this Act refers, shall be entitled to the benefit of either of the said Acts unless entitled to

such powers. he be a subject of Her Majesty, and shall have taken the oath or affirmation of allegiance

Oath of allebefore the Registrar of the County in which he shall officiate as such Clergyman or giance. Minister, which oath or affirmation, the said Registrar is hereby authorized and required to administer, and unless he shall also at the time of taking such oath or affirmation as

aforesaid,

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