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v e . LXXIX. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That every grant, Mortgages may assigoment, or mortgage which shall be made by virtue of this act, for any be redeemed lij sum of money which shall be borrowed by the said commissioners on the Commissioners. credit of the said rates or assessments as herein before is mentioned, shall be made liable or subject to, and may be redeemed by the said commissioners, at such times and in such manner as the said commissioners shall think fit, six calendar months previous 'notice having been given to the person or peisons entitled to such sum lent on the credit-of such rates or assessments, by the said commissioners, of their intention of redeeming the same, and full payınent of the principal sum so borrowed, and interest, after the rate at which the same shall be so borrowed, being made to such 01 to 702 person or persons; and he, she, or they may and are authorized to call for the payment thereof as he, she, or they shall think fit, giving the like notice to the said commissioners or their clerk.

LXXX. And be it further enacted, That in case the interest for the said Interest of Mortmortgages, or any part thereof, shall be behind and unpaid by the space of gages loiv to be

recovered. thirty days next after the same shall become due, and be payable as afore. reco said, and have been demanded, then it shall and may be lawful for the said commissioners, and they are hereby required, on application to them made by any creditor or creditors whose interest shall be so in arrear, by an order under their hands and seals to appoint one or more person or persons to receive the whole or any part or parts of the said rates or assessments, and that the money so to be received by such person or persons, shall be so received to and for the use and benefit of the person or person's to whom such interest in arrear shall be due, and shall be paid to him, her, or them accordingly; and when the interest so in arrear, as well as the interest which sball accrue and grow due whilst the person or persons so to be appointed as aforesaid shall be in the receipt of such rates and assessments, together with the costs and charges of recovering, receiving, and paying over the same in manner aforesaid, shall be fully satisfied and paid, the

No, power and authority of such receiver or receivers for the purposes aforesaid shall cease and be at an end; or otherwise, if such creditor shall think proper, such interest so due and in arrear as aforesaid, shall and may be sued for and recovered by him, her, or them, with costs of suit, by an action of "debt, or on the case, in any of his Majesty's courts of record at Westminster. LXXXI. 'And whereas it may bappen that there may from time to time com

Commissioners be in the hands of the treasurer for the time being to the commissioners, a may order Money sum or sums of money, or balance unapplied or undisposed of for the pure in the Hands of poses of this act, which may be insufficient to make any considerable or the Treasurer;

undisposed of, to general reduction of the rates or assessments to be made in pursuance here- be laid out in the

of, or which it may be convenient or advisable not to apply in the reduc. Purchase of * tion thereof: Be it therefore further enacted, That it shall be lawful for Stock.

the said commissioners, if they shall think fit, to order such 'sum or sums of money or balance to be from time to time placed out or invested in the names of the said commissioners, or any eight or more of them, in the purchase of stock in any of the public stocks or funds, or in government securities, the interest or dividends of which shall be from time to time applied as the same shall become payable, in the same manner as the monies to be received by the rates and assessments to be made as herein before mentioned are hereby directed to be applied ; and the said commissioners - In are hereby fully authorised and empowered to order, direct, and cause such stock or securities so to be purchased, to be from time to time altered, transferred, varied, or sold, and the produce thereof again invested and placed in the like manner, or in the redemption of any grants or mortgages for sums of money lent on the credit of the said rates or assessments as aforesaid, or in the general reductions of such rates or assessments, or for any other purposes for which the said rates or assessments are hereby directed to be raised and levied, as to the commissioners shall seem ex. pedient or proper; and such stocks and securities, and the interest and dividends, shall be charged with and liable to the payment of the monies

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in the same manner as is bereiabefore directed concerning such rates or 4., 36.

assessments, and the commissioners, in whose naines such stocks or securities shall have been purchased or invested, are hereby required, on ten days notice being given to them for that purpose, to alter, transfer, vary, sell, or dispose of the same in such manner and for such purposes as shall be required or directed in writing by the said commissioners, and if any such commissioners, in whose name any such stocks or securities shall bave been purchased or invested, shall refuse or neglect so to do for the space of ten days after being thereunto required as aforesaid, the books of the governor and company of the bank of England, or other books in which such pur chase or investment shall have been made or entered, being then open for the purpose of making transfers or sales thereof, then every such commis: sioner shall for every such offence forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding twenty pounds, to be recovered and levied in like manner as other penalties

and forfeitures are by this act directed to be recovered aud levied. , i u Clerk to enter all LXXXII. And be it further enacted, Tbat the clerk for the time being to Securities for the said commissioners shall enter in a book, to be for that purpose pro, Woney borrowed, vided and kept, copies of all securities for money borrowed on mortgage by Wii

virtue or in pursuance of this act, and extracts or memorials of all assign,

ments or transfers thereof, expressing in words at length the wames, sura liri tej' names, additions, places of abode, and other descriptions of all such persons

as shall from time to time be entitled to such securities by mortgage, and also an account of all such stocks or securities which shall be purchased by

or by the order of the commissioners, and in whose names the same sball 1,"Diris have been so purchased, and of every transfer, alteration, sale, or other

disposition thereof, to which book and books the person and persons interested shall at all seasonable times have access, with free liberty to inspect the same without fee or reward; and for the entry of every such transfer of the grant or assignment of the said rates or assessments, the said clerk shall be paid, by the person to whom such transfer shall be made, the søm of two shillings and sixpence and no more; and after every such entry made of any such transfer, every such transfer so entered, shall entitle the person to whom the same shall be made, and uis, her, or their executor, adminis trator, or assign, to the benefit of the security thereby transferred.

LXXXIJI. And be it further enacted, That the monies to be received by Application of the Money re- virtue of this act, shall be from time to time applied and disposed of for

the several purposes of this act (except as hereinbefore is mentioned) or in Treasurer to pay such other manner as the commissioners, shall direct, and the treasurer for the same as 1he Commissioners

the time being to the said commissioners. shall and is hereby authorized and direct.

required to pay and apply all such monies as he or they shall respectively receive by virtue hereof, to such person or persons and in such manner, and at such time and times as the said commissioners shall from time to time, by any order or orders under their hands, direct and appoint; and the said commissioners are hereby empowered to make such order or orders accord; ;

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LXXXIV. And be it further enacted, That all penalties and forfeitures and Application by this act to be incurred or imposed, the manner of levying and recovering of Costs, Penal whereof is not herein otherwise directed, and all costs, charges, and ex ties, and Forfeitures,

pences allowed, ordered, or directed to be paid by the authority of this act, ... or of any rules, orders, or by-laws made or to be made in pursuance there,

of, shall from time to time be levied, recovered, or ascertained, and settled as follows; that is to say, all such costs, penalties, and forfeitures, in case the same is or are not paid by the person or persons incurring the same, to the said commissioners, or their said treasurer or clerk, on demand, or on notice thereof in writing, signed by the said commissioners, or their said treasurer or clerk, being given to him, her, or them, or left at his, her, or their last or usual place or places of residence or abode, shall or may be levied and recovered by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the person or persons offending, or directed to pay the same, by warrant under a the hands and seals of any two justices of the peace acting in and for the riding, division, liberty, town, or place where such offender or other persona shall be and reside, or where his or her goods and chattels shall be found, which warrant such justices of the peace are hereby authorized and required to grant and issue, upon the confession of the party offending, ora upon the

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information of one or more credible witness or witnesses upon oath (or 41 Geo. III. affirmation being a quaker;) and in case sufficient distress shall not be

c. 30. found, and such costs, charges, and expences, or any of them, shall not be paid on demand, it shall be lawful for such justices, and they are hereby authorized and required, by warrant under their hands and seals, to commit such person or persons to the common gaol or house of correction in and for the said county of York, or of the city, county, riding, division, liberty, town or place where such offender shall be or reside, as the case may be, or such person or persons may be committed to the place which shall be pro. vided for persons offending against this act in manner herein before mentioned, there to remain, without bail or mainprize, for any time not exceeding two calendar months nor less than one calendar month, unless such costs, charges, and expences shall be sooner paid and satisfied ; and in all cases of distress and sale as aforesaid, the overplus (if any) of the monies to arise thereby, after deducting the costs and charges attending the recovery of such penalties, forfeitures, and costs, and all other expences incident thereto, shall be paid, upon demand, to the party or parties whose goods and chattels shall have been so distressed and sold as aforesaid.

LXXXV. And be it further enacted, That the respective penalties, for- Directing the feitures, and costs, when recovered by this act, shall be paid to the treasurer Application of

Penalties, For. for the time being, to the said commissioners, or to such other person or feitures, and persons as the said commissioners shall think proper and direct, and shall Costs. be applied and disposed of for the purposes of this act, and to and for no other use or purpose whatsoever.' 1:LXXXVI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That it shall be For rewarding lawful for the said commissioners from time to time, if they shall see cause, Informers. to pay and apply such part of the said penalties and forfeitures hereby made payable, or any of them, as they shall think proper, not exceeding one moiety thereof respectively, to and for the use of the informer or informers of any offence or offences against this act; any thing herein contajned to the contrary notwithstanding.

LXXXVII. And be it further enacted and declared, That all notices and Directing the summonses which are directed or required to be given by this act, or, which

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ing Notices. are or may be directed and required to be given by any rules, orders, or by-laws made or to be made in pursuance of this act, or which shall or may be necessary for carrying into execution any of the powers of the same, or any of such rules, orders, or by-laws, of which the manner of serving the same is not particularly directed by this act, the service of any such notice or sumnions, either on the person to whom the same ought to be given, or leaving thë same, or a true copy thereof, signed by the clerk for the time being to the commissioners, at his or their dwelling-house, or usual or last place of abode, shall be good and sufficient service of any such notice or summons; and that in all cases whatsoever where any such notice or summons ought to be given to two or more persons for or respecting any offence or offences against this act, or the joint acț, omission, offence, or default of any persons who shall be in partnership or jointly, concerned in such act, omission, offence, or default, the like service of any such notice or summons on any one of such partners or persons, shall be a good and sufficient service thereof.

LXXXVIII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That no person Proceedings to or persons shall be subject or liable to the payment of any of the penalties be within Six or forfeitures inflicted by virtue of this act, for any offence or offences

es Months. against this act, or against any rule, order, or by-law to be made in pur. suance thereof, unless some proceedings, or notice of some intended proceedings, shall be had or given, according to the direction of this act, or of such rule, order, or by-law respecting such offence or offences, within six calendar months next after such offence committed. SLXXXIX. And be it further enacted, That if any,ction or actions shall In Cases of Ver

dict in favour, be brought by order of the said commissioners against any person or persons, pero

Persous confor any thing relating to this act, or the powers herein contained, and a victed to pay verdict shall be bad and given against the person or persons against whom Double Coşts. such action or actions shall be brought, such person or persons shall pay double costs, and the plaintiff or plaintiffs in such action or actions shall bávě such remedy, and remedies for recovering the same, as any plaintiff or plaintiffs may have for his, her, or their costs in any other case by law.

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informations, and causes of proceedings whatsoever, relating to or concerns ing the execution of this act, or of any rule, order, or by-law made in purse

suance thereof, any inhabitant of the said parish of Sculcoates shall and mayo Declaring that

he admitted to give evidence, notwithstanding his or her being such insi Inhabitants shall habitant.

di * fe late304313 he competent XCI. And be it further enacted, That ii any person or persons, shall be Witnessi's in all Actions con.

summoned as a witness or witnesses to give evidence before the said comst cerning the niissioners, or any justice or justices of the peace in and for any county, Execution of riding, district, liberty, division, or place whatsoever, touching any matter this Act.

of fact contained in any information or complaint for any offence againsto For compelling this act, or against any rule, order, or by. law made in pursuance thertof, the Attendance

whether on the part of the prosecutors or of the person or persons comía of Witnesses

plained of, and which summons the said commissioners and such justices asi
aforesaid are hereby authorised to issue, where and in such cases only as
such commissioners, or such justice or justices as aforesaid, as the case mayo
be, are made competent by this act to hear and determine the same; or if
any person or persons shall be summoned as a witness or witnesses to give
evidence at any general quarter sessions of the peace for the said East Riding
of the county of York, or adjournment thereof upon any appeal by virtue of
this act, as hereinafter is mentioned, whether upon the part of the appellant
or of the respondent, and any such person or persons so summoned as afore..
said, shall refuse or neglect to appear at the time and place to be for that par,
pose appointed, with a reasonable excuse for such his, her, or their refusal
or neglect, to be approved of by such justice or justices, commissioners, or
other person or persons hereby authorized to receive sucb evidence, or ap-
pearing shall refuse to be examined on oath (or on solemn affirmation being
a quaker) and to give evidence before such justice or justices of the peace
or commissioners as aforesaid, or at any such sessions or adjournment there
of, then and in either of the said cases every such person shall forfeit for

every such offence any sum not exceeding forty shillings. Personis taking a

XCII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That any false Oath to be person or persons, who shall be convicted of wilfully taking a false oath in guilty of Per. any of the cases in which an oath is by this act directed or required to be jury.

taken, shall be liable to the pains and penalties to 'whicb persons are liable for wilful and corrupt perjury.

XCIII. And, for the more easy conviction of offenders against this act, Be it further enacted, That every justice of the peace before whom any person or persons sball be convicted of any offence against this act, or against any rule, order, or by-law, to be made iu virtue or pursuance there. of, and over which such justice or justices has or have conusance, shall and may cause the conviction to be drawn up in the form of words, or to the effect following ; (that is to say) East Riding of the 7 Be it remembered, That on the

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County of York, w of Br in the Conviction.

1 year of the reign of his in to wit.- Majesty King'

: one thousand 91.). " eight hundred and

is (or are] convicted before “me for us, as the case shall be one for two, as the case shall t o ti bel of bis Majesty's justices of the peace for the said East "

" Riding of the county of York, by virtue of an act, passed in

“the forty-first year of the reign of his Majesty King George ' " the Third, intituled [here insert the title of this act] of of

[specifying the offence, and the time and place " when and where the same was committed, as the case shall be] “ contrary to a certain by-law made on the

to day one thousand eigbt hundred and he pursuant to the said act, for which offence I (or we, “ as the case shall be] adjudge the said t888",

rownia “ to have forfeited the sum of? 1912 3834 [but if mitigated, “ which I, or we, as the case shall be, mitigate to the sum of

] Given under my hand and seal [or our, as the case “shall be, hands and seals) the day and year first sabove " written." i ; to min 10!Duab 353,

stal 10 Distress not to be deemed unlawful LCIV. And be it further enacted, That when any distress shall be made for Want of for any suni or sums of money to be levied by virtue of this act, the distress torm,

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X 3 itself shall not be deemed unlawful, nor the party or parties making the 41 Geb. III. same be deemed a trespasser or trespassers on account, of any defect or want ' 930 , of form in the summons, conviction, warrant, or distress, or other proceed. ings relating thereto, nor shall the party or parties distraining be deemed a trespasser or trespassers, ab initio, on account of any irregularity which shall o ts 11:59 be afterwards done or committed by the party or parties distraining; but

174740(! the person or persons aggrieved by such irregularity, shall and may recover of th is 17 full satisfaction for the special damage ia an action upon the case, but no .80); A plaintiff or plaintiffs shall recover in any action for any such irregularity or

se ...).19/01 other proceedings, unless notice in writing shall be given to the clerk for the time being to the said commissioners twenty-one days before such action shall be brought or commenced, of such intended action for such irregu. larity, by the attorney for the plaintiff or plaintiffs, specifying the cause of action, nor shall the plaintiff or plaintiffs recover in such action, if tender of sufficient amends shall be made by or on the behalf of the party or parties who shall have committed or caused to be committed any such irregularity or wrongful proceeding before such action brought; and in case no such tender shall have been made, it shall be lawful for the defendant or defendants in any such action, by leave of the court where such action shall depend, at any time before issue joined, to pay into such court such suni of money as he, she, or they shall see fit, whereupon such proceedings, or orders and judgments shall be had, made, and given in and by such court, as in other actions where the defendant is allowed to pay money into court. PXCV. And be it further enacted, That no proceedings to be had and Proceediners not taken in pursuance of this act, shall be made void, quashed, or vacated for to be qnaslied for

Want of Foran. want of form, or be removed by certiorari, or any other writ or process w whatsoever, into any of his Majesty's courts of Record at Westminster or elsewhere; any law or statute to the contrary notwithstanding.

XCVI. And be it further enacted, That no action, suit, or informalion, shall be commenced against any person or persons for any thing done or to Action

Limitation of be done in pursuance of this act, or of the orders and directions hereinbefore given and granted, or in execution of the powers and authorities s hereof, until twenty-one days notice thereof shall be first given in writing to the clerk to the commissioners for the time being, signed by the intended plaintiff or plaintiffs, of the cause and intention of and for commencing such action or suit, and the time when such action or suit will be commenced, nor at any time whatsoever, after sufficient satisfaction or tender thereof shall have teen made to the party or parties aggrieved, nor after six calendar months next after the fact committed for which such action or actions, suit or suits, shall be so brought; and in case there shall be a continuation of damages, then not after six calendar inouths, next after the doing or commencing such damage shall cease, aud not otherwise; and all such actions and suits shall be laid and tried in the county of York, and not in any other county or place; and that the defendant or defendants in every such action or suit may plead the general issue, and give this act and the

rotovao special natter in evidence, at any trial or trials which shall be bad there. upon, and that the matter or thing for which such action or actions, suit or suits shall be so brought, was done in pursuance and by the authority of this act, or of some rule, order, or by-law made in pursuance thereof; and if the said matter or thing shall appear to have been so done, or if it sball happen that such action or suit was brought before twenty-one days notice thereof given as aforesaid, or that sufficient satisfaction was made or tendered as aforesaid, or if any such action or suit shall not be commenced witbin the time herein before for that purpose limited, or shall be laid or brought in any other county or place than as aforesaid, then the jury shall find for the defendant or defendants therein; and also if the plaintiff or plaintiffs shall become nonsuited, or suffer a discontinuance of such action or actions or judgnient, after the defendant or defendants shall have appeared thereto, or if judgment shall be given for the defendant or defendants s therein, or if any verdict shall pass upon the plaintiff or plaintiffs, or if supón dem urrer or otherwise judgment shall be given against the plaintiff or plaintiffs, the defendant or defendants shall have treble costs, and shall have such remedy for recovering the same as any defendant or defendants **Centei hath or may have for his, her, or their costs, in any other cases by law. 1852

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