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Being the Fourth Session of the Fourteenth Parliament of

Great Britain.

PUBLICK ACTS.

FOR

Cap. 1.

OR continuing an act, made in the last session of

parliament, intituled, An all to impower bis Majesling to secure and detain persons charged with, or suspected of, the crime of high treason, committed in any of his Majesty's colonies or plantations in America, or on the high seas, or the crime of piracy.

Cap. 2. For granting an aid to his Majesty by a land tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight.

Cap. 3. For continuing and granting to his Majesty certain duties upon malt, mum, cyder, and perry, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight.

Cap. 4. For punishing mutiny and defertion; and for the better payment of the army and their quarters.

Cap: 5. For the regulation of his Majesty's marine forces while on thore.

Cap. 6. For the better supply of mariners and reamen to serve in his Majesty's ships of war, and on board merchant ships and other trading ships and vessels. Vol. XXXII

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Cap. 7. For repairing the highways and bridges in the county of Wigton.

Cap. 8. To enable his Majesty to licence a theatre in the city of Bristol.

Cap. 9. For taking down the parish church of Lilford, being a vicarage united to the rectory of tchurch, in the county of Northampton; and for repairing the parish church of Achurch aforesaid; and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Cap. 10. To continue and enlarge the term and powers of an aci, made in the thirtieth year of the reign of King George the Second, for building a bridge over the river Lea, at or near a place called Jeremy's Ferry; and for making, repairing, widening roads from i hence into the great roads at Snarelbrock, in the county of Ellex, and at Clapton, in the county of Middlesex.

Cap. 11. For repealing an act, passed in the fourteenth year of his present Majesty's reign, intituled, An all for the better regulating the government of the province of the Maliachuset's Bay in New England.

Cap. 12. For removing all doubts and apprehensions concerning taxation by the parliament of Great Britain in any of the colonies, provinces, and plantations in North America, and the Jeft Indies; and for repealing so much of an act, made in the seventh year of rhe reign of his present Majesty, as imposes a duty on tea imported from Great Britain into any colony or plantation in America, or relates thereto.

Cap. 13. To enable his Majesty to appoint commissioners with sufficient powers to treat, consult, and agree upon the means of quieting the disorders now subsisting in certain of the colonies, plantations, and provinces of North America,

Cap. 14. For defraying the charge of the pay and clothing of the militia in that part of Great Britain called England, for one year, beginning the twenty-fifth day of March, one thousand leven hundred and seventy-eight; and for filling up vacancies in the militia, in the cases therein mentioned.

Cap. 15. For the relief of the captors of prizes, with respect to the bringing and landing certain prize goods in this kingdom.

Cap. 16. For allowing the exportation of certain quantities of wheat flour, biscuit, and peale, to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Bay Chaleur, and Labrador.

Cap. 17. For building an additional jail, and also a prison and house of correction, within the county of Cornwall; and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Cap. 18. To explain an act, passed in the seventh year of the reign of his late majesty King George the Second, intituled, An all for the more effectual preventing the forging the acceptance of bills of exchange; or the numbers or principal sums of accountable receipts for notes, bills, or other securities for payment of money; or warrants or orders for payment of money or delivery of goods. Cap. ig. For the payment of cofts to parties, on complaints determined before justices of the peace out of feflions; for the payment of the charges of conftables in certain cases; and for the more effectual payment of charges to witnesses and prosecutors of any larceny, or other felony.

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Cap. 2o. For further continuing the duties granted by three acts, made in the fifth and twenty-fifth years of his late majesty King George the Second, and in the third year of his present Majesty's reign, for enlarging the pier and harbour of Scarborough, in the county of York.

Cap. 21. For the more effectually carrying into execution the powers contained in two several acts of parliament, the one made in the twelfth year of his present Majesty's reign, for mak. ing a navigable cut or canal from the river Dee, within the liberties of the city of Chester, to or near Middlewich and Nantwich, in the county of Chester; and the other made in the seventeenth year of his said Majesty's reign, for varying and enlarging the powers of the said former act.

Cap. 22. For raising a certain fum of money by way of annuities, and for establishing a lottery.

Cap. 23. For appointing commissioners to put in execution an act of this session of parliament, intituled, An alt for granting an aid to his Majesty by a land tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and seventyeight, together with those named in two former acts for appointing commissioners of the land tax.

Cap. 24. For allowing the re-importation of unmanufactured tobacco from foreign parts, although the same may have been fold abroad; and the importation of tobacco the growth and product of the island of Dominica, under certain regulations and restrictions.

Cap. 25. For allowing corn, grain, and flour, imported into the ports of Portsmouth, Sandwich, Chichester, and Chester, to be landed without payment of the duties, under the like restrictions as corn, grain, and flour, is allowed to be landed at the several ports mentioned in an act, made in the thirteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An all to regulate the importation and exportation of corn.

Cap. 26. For granting to his Majesty certain duties upon all inhabited houses within ihe kingdom of Great Britain,

Cap. 27. For granting to his Majesty several additional du. ties upon wines and vinegar imported into this kingdom.

Cap. 28. For repealing so much of an act, made in the thirteenth year of bis present Majesty's reign, intituled, An act to explain, amend, and reduce into one act of purliament, the general laws now in being for regulating the turnpike roads in that part of Great Britain called England, and for other purposes; as is to subject carriages, having the fellies of the wheels thereof of less breadth or gauge than fix inches, to the payment of double tolls; and for vacating contracts for leasing tolls. Cap. 29. For impowering the commissioners and governors of the royal hospital for seamen at Greenwich, in the county of Kent, to exchange certain messuages, lands, tenements, tithes, and hereditaments, belonging to them in the parishes of Alnwick, Embleton, and iVarkworth, in the county of Northumberland, for other lands belonging to the most noble Hugb duke of Northumberland, in some one or more of the open common fields at Corbridge, in the said county; and to impower the faid commisioners and governors to grant leases, in manner therein mentioned.

Cap. 30. For the more effe&tually levying of the duty upon servants in that part of Great Britain called Scotland.

Cap: 31. For enabling his Majesty to fettle on their royal hignesses the princes Frederick bishop of Osnaburgh, William Herzry, Edward, Ernest Auguftus, Auguftus Frederick, and Adolphus Frederick, an annuity of fixty thousand pounds per annan ; and also to settle on their royal highnesses the princesses Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Augufta Sophia, Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia, one other annuity of thirty thousand pounds per annum; and allo to settle on his highness Prince William Frederick one other annuity of eight thousand pounds per annum, and on her highness the princess Sophia Matilda one other annuity of four thoufand pounds per annum.

Cap. 32. For further continuing so much of certain duties as have by several acts of parliament been granted and continued for repairing and maintaining the harbours of Dover and Rye, as are applicable to completing and keeping in repair the said harbour of Rye, in the county of Sullex.

Cap. 33. For the better preservation of fish, and regulating the fisheries, in the rivers Severn and Verniew.

Cap. 34. For the more easy and speedy recovery of small debts, within the soake of Bolingbroke and wapentake of Candlesboe, in the parts of Lindsey, in the county of Lincoln.

Cap. 35. For the better relief and employment of the poor within the hundred of Slow, in the county of Suffolk.

Cap. 36. For the more easy and speedy recovery of small debts, within the isle of Ely, in the county of Cambridge.

Cap. 37. For paving parts of the footpaths on the sides of the great road, called Whitechapel Road, in the county of Middlesex; and also the several streets, lanes, roads, and passages, opening into the fame; and for preventing obstructions, nuisances, and annoyances therein, and near thereto.

Cap. 38. For raising a certain sum of money by loans' or exchequer bills, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight.

Cap. 39. To indemnify such persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for offices and employments; and to indemnify justices of the peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their qualifications within the time limited by law, and for giving further time for those purposes; and to indemnify members and officers, in cities, corporations, and borongh

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