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such goods or merchandize, or any of the said documents, as a security for any money or negotiable instrument borrowed or received by such factor or agent at or before the time of making such deposit or pledge, or intended to be thereafter borrowed or received, every such offender shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported to such place as the court shall direct for any term not exceeding fourteen years, or to suffer such other punishment by fine or imprisonment, or by both, as the court shall award ; but no such factor or agent shall be liable to any prosecution for depositing or pledging any such goods or merchandize, or any of the said documents, in case the same shall not be made a security for or subject to the payment of any greater sum of money than the amount which at the time of such deposit or pledge was justly due and owing to such factor or agent from his principal, together with the amount of any bill or bills of exchange drawn by or on account of such principal, and accepted by such factor or agent.

Nothing to lessen any Remedy the aggrieved Party now has.. (105) Provided always, and be it enacted, that nothing in this act contained, nor any proceeding, conviction, or judgment to be had or taken thereupon, against any banker, merchant, broker, factor, attorney, or other agent as aforesaid, shall prevent, lessen, or impeach any remedy, at law or in equity, which any party aggrieved by any such offence might or would have had if this act had not been passed; but nevertheless the conviction of any such offender shall not be received in evidence in any action at law or suit in equity against him; and no banker, merchant, broker, factor, attorney, or other agent as aforesaid, shall be liable to be convicted by any evidence whatever, as an offender against this act, in respect of any act done by him, if he shall at any time previously to his being indicted for such offence have disclosed such act on oath, in consequence of any compulsory process of any court of law or equity, in any action, suit, or proceeding which shall have been bona fide instituted by any párty aggrieved.

Obtaining Money, &c. by false Pretences. . (106) And be it enacted, that if any person shall by any false pretence obtain from any other person any chattel, money, or valuable security, with intent to cheat or defraud any person of the same, every such offender shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported to such place as the court shall direct, for any term not exceeding seven years, or to suffer such other punishment by fine or imprisonment, or by both, as the court shall award : provided always, that if upon the trial of any person indicted for a misdemeanor it shall appear that he obtained the property in any manner

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amounting to larceny, he shall not by reason thereof be entitled to be acquitted of such misdemeanor, if the offence be in any other respects substantially proved; and no person tried for such misdemeanor shall be liable to be afterwards prosecuted for larceny upon the same facts.

Receivers of stolen Property now to be tried. (107) And be it enacted, that if any person shall receive any chattel, money, valuable security, or other property whatsoever, the stealing, taking, or obtaining whereof shall amount to a felony, either at common law or by virtue of this act, such person knowing the same to have been feloniously stolen, taken, or obtained, every such receiver shall be guilty of felony, and may be indicted and convicted either as an accessory after the fact, or as for a substantive felony, whether in the latter case the principal felon shall or shall not have been previously convicted, or shall or shall not be amenable to justice; and every such receiver, howsoever convicted, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported to such place as the court shall direct for any term not exceeding fourteen years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding three years, and if a male to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped, if the court shall so think fit, in addition to such imprisonment : provided always, that no person, howsoever tried for receiving as aforesaid, shall be liable to be prosecuted a second time for the same offence.

(108) And be it enacted, that if any person shall receive any chattel, money, valuable security, or other property whatsoever, the stealing, taking, obtaining, or converting whereof is made an indictable misdemeanor by this act, such person knowing the same to have been unlawfully stolen, taken, obtained, or converted, every such receiver shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be indicted and convicted thereof, whether the person guilty of the principal misdemeanor shall or shall not have been previously convicted thereof, or shall or shall not be amenable to justice; and every such receiver shall, on conviction, be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported to such place as the court shall direct, for any term not exceeding seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, and if a male to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment.

(109) And be it enacted, that if any person shall receive any chattel, money, valuable security, or other property whatsoever, knowing the same to have been feloniously or unlawfully stolen, taken, obtained, or converted, every such person, whether charged as an accessory after the fact to the felony, or with a substantive felony, or with a misdemeanor only, may be dealt with, indicted, tried, and punished in any place in which he shall bave or shall have

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had any such property in his possession, or in any place in which the
party guilty of the principal felony or misdemeanor may by law be
tried, in the same manner as such receiver may be dealt with, in-
dicted, tried, and punished for receiving such property in the place
where he actually received the same. . .
Owner of stolen Property prosecuting to Conviction, shall have Resti-

tution of his Property.
(110) And be it enacted, that if any person guilty of any felony
or misdemeanor as aforesaid, in stealing, taking, obtaining, or con-
verting, or in knowingly receiving, any chattel, money, valuable se-
curity, or other property whatsoever, shall be indicted for any such
offence by the owner of the property, or by his executor or ad-
ministrator, and convicted thereof, in such case the property shall
be restored to the owner or his representative; and the court before
whom any such person shall be so convicted shall have power to
award from time to time writs of restitution for the said property,
or to order the restitution thereof in a summary manner; provided
always, that if it shall appear, before any award or order made,
that any valuable security shall have been bona fide paid or dis-
charged by some person or body corporate liable to the payment
thereof, or being a negotiable instrument, shall have been bona fide
taken or received by transfer or delivery by some person or body
corporate for a just and valuable consideration, without any notice,
or without any reasonable cause to suspect, that the same had by
any felony or misdemeanor been stolen, taken, obtained, or con-
verted as aforesaid, in such case the court shall not award or order
the restitution of such security.
Taking a Reward for helping to the recovery or advertising a Reward

for the return of Stolen Property, &c. (111) And be it enacted, that .if any person shall corruptly take any money or reward, directly or indirectly, under pretence or on account of helping any person to any chattel, money, valuable security, or other property whatsoever, which shall by any felony or misdemeanor have been stolen, taken, obtained, or converted as aforesaid, every such person so taking money or reward (unless he shall cause the offender guilty of the principal felony or misdemeanor to be apprehended and brought to trial for the same) shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported to such place as the court shall direct, for life, or for any term of years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years, and if a male to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment.

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will be given or paid for any property which shall have been stolen or lost, without seizing or making any inquiry after the person producing such property, or shall promise or offer in any such public advertisement to return to any pawnbroker or other person who may have bought or advanced money by way of loan upon any property stolen or lost, the money so paid or advanced, or any other sum of money or reward for the return of such property, or if any person shall print or publish any such advertisement, in any of the above cases every such person shall forfeit the sum of five hundred sicca rupees for every such offence, to any person who will sue for the same by action of debt, to be recovered with full costs of suit.

Receivers of Property punishable as original Offenders. - (113) And be it enacted, that where the stealing or taking of any property whatsoever is by this act punishable on summary conviction, either for every offence, or for the first and second offence only, or for the first offence only, any person who shall receive any such property, knowing the same to be unlawfully come by, shall, on conviction thereof before a justice of the peace, be liable, for every first, second, or subsequent offence of receiving, to the same forfeiture and punishment to which a person guilty of a first, second, or subsequent offence of stealing or taking such property is by this act made liable. Setting fire to any Church or Chapel, or to any House, &c. used for

Trade. (114) And be it enacted, that if any person shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any church or chapel, or other public place of religious worship whatsoever, or shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any house, stable, coach-house, out-house, warehouse, office, shop, mill, barn, or granary, or to any building or erection used in carrying on any trade or manufacture, or any branch thereof, whether the same or any of them respectively shall then be in the possession of the offender, or in the possession of any other person, with intent thereby to injure or defraud any person, every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof, shall suffer death as a felon.

Destroying Silk or other Goods in the Loom, &c. or Machinery.

(115) And be it enacted, that if any person shall unlawfully and maliciously destroy, or damage with intent to destroy or to render useless, any goods or articles in any stage, process, or progress of manufacture; or shall unlawfully or maliciously cut, break, or destroy, or damage with intent to destroy or to render useless, any

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loom, frame, machine, engine, rack, tackle, or implement, whether
fixed or moveable, prepared for or employed in manufacturing or
preparing any such goods or articles ; or shall by force enter into
any house, shop, building, or place, with intent to commit any of
the offences aforesaid ; every such offender shall be guilty of felony,
and being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the
court, to be transported to such place as the court shall direct, for
life, or for any term of years, or to be imprisoned for any term not
exceeding four years, and if a niale to be once, twice, or thrice
publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in ad-
dition to such imprisonment.
Rioters demolishing, &c. any Church, Chapel, or Building used for

Trade, or Machinery
(116) And be it enacted, that if any persons, riotously and tu-
multuously assembled together to the disturbance of the public
peace, shall unlawfully and with force demolish, pull down, or
destroy, or begin to demolish, pull down, or destroy, any church
or chapel, or other public place of religious worship whatsoever,
or any house, stable, coach-house, outhouse, warehouse, office,
shop, mill, barn, or granary, or any building or erection used in
carrying on any trade or manufacture, or any branch thereof, or
any machinery, whether fixed or moveable, prepared for or em-
ployed in any manufacture or in any branch thereof, every such offen-
der shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof, shall suffer
death as a felon.

Setting fire to, destroying, or otherwise damaging any Ship. (117) And be it enacted, that if any person shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to or in anywise destroy any ship or vessel, whether the same be complete or in an unfinished state, or shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to, cast away, or in anywise destroy any ship or vessel, or shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any goods being on board any ship or vessel as cargo, with intent to burn or destroy such cargo or ship, and with intent thereby to prejudice any owner or part-owner of such ship or vessel, or any owner or part-owner of any goods on board the same, or any person that hath underwritten or shall underwrite any policy of insurance upon such ship or vessel, or on the freight thereof, or upon any goods on board the same, every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof, shall suffer death as a felon.

(118) And be it enacted, that if any person shall unlawfully and maliciously damage, otherwise than by fire, any ship or vessel, whether complete or in an unfinished state, with intent to destroy the same, or to render the same useless, every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported to such place as the court

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