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the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled · An Act for the Improvement of the Union of the Two Kingdoms,' as after the time therein limited requires the Delivery of certain Lists and Copies therein mentioned to Persons indicted of High Treason or Misprision of T'reason; or according to another Act passed in the

ninth year of the reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, 9 G. 4. c. 17. intituled An Act for repealing so much of several Acts as imposes

the Necessity of receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper as a Qualification for certain Offices and Employments; or according

to another Act passed in the tenth year of the reign of His said 10 G. 4, c. 7. Majesty, intituled An Act for the Relief of His Majesty's Roman

Catholic Subjects, so far only as the said Act relates to any civil or military offices or places of trust, or places of profit or corporate offices; have, through ignorance of the law, absence, or some unavoidable accident, omitted to take or subscribe the oaths and assurance and make and subscribe the declaration required by the said recited Acts or either of them, or otherwise to qualify themselves as aforesaid, within such time and in such manner as in and by the said Acts respectively is required, whereby they have incurred, or may be in danger of incurring, divers penalties and disabilities: For quieting the minds of Her Majesty's subjects, and for preventing any inconvenience that might otherwise happen by means of such omissions, be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and

Commons, in this present parliament assembled, and by the Persons who authority of the same, That all and every person or persons who, have omitted

at or before the passing of this Act, hath or shall have omitted to qualify themselves as

to take and subscribe the oaths and declarations, or otherwise to required by the qualify him, her, or themselves, within such time and in such recited Acts manner as in and by the said Acts or any of them is required, indemnified

and who, after accepting any such office, place, or employment, and allowed

or undertaking any profession or thing, on account of which such further Time.

qualification ought to have been had and is required, before the passing of this Act hath or have taken and subscribed the said oaths, or made the declarations required by law, or who, on or before the twenty-fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, shall take and subscribe the oaths, declarations, and assurance respectively, in such cases wherein by the said several Acts or any or either of them the said oaths, declarations, and assurance ought to have been taken and subscribed, in such manner and form, and at or in such place or places, as are appointed in and by the said several Acts or any or either of them, shall be and are hereby indemnified, freed, and discharged from and against all penalties, forfeitures, incapacities, and disabilities incurred or to be incurred for or by reason of any neglect or omission, previous to the passing of this Act, of taking or subscribing the said oaths or assurance, or making or subscribing the said declarations respectively, or taking or subscribing the said oath, according to the above-mentioned Acts or any of them, or any other Act or Acts; and such person or persons is and are and shall be fully and actually recapacitated and restored to the same state and condition as he, she, or they were in before such neglect or omission, and shall be and be deemed and adjudged to have duly qualified him, her, or themselves according to the above-mentioned Acts and every of them ; and that all elections of, and acts done, or to be done by, any such person or persons, or by authority derived from him, her, or them, are and shall be of the same force and validity as the same or any of them would have been if such person or persons respectively had taken the said oaths or assurance, and made and subscribed the said declarations respectively, and taken and subscribed the said oath, according to the directions of the said Acts and every or any of them; and that the qualification of such person or persons qualifying themselves in manner and within the time appointed by this Act shall be to all intents and purposes as effectual as if such person or persons had respectively taken the said oaths and assurance, and made and subscribed the said declarations respectively, and taken and subscribed the said oath within the time and in the manner appointed by the several Acts before mentioned.

?. And whereas several persons well affected to Her Majesty's Indemnity to government and to the united church of England and Ireland, those who have, through ignorance of the law, neglected, or been, by sick have omitted

to make and ness or other unavoidable causes, prevented from taking and

subscribe the subscribing the declaration according to the directions of an Act Oath passed in the parliament of Ireland in the second year of the reign Declaration of Her Majesty Queen Anne, intituled An Act to prevent the required by further Growth of Popery; be it therefore enacted, That all per, of 2 Anne. sons who have incurred any penalty or incapacity in the said recited Act mentioned, by neglecting to qualify themselves according to the said Act, shall be and are hereby indemnified, freed, and discharged from all incapacities, disabilities, penalties, and forfeitures incurred by reason of such omission or neglect as aforesaid; and that no act done by any of them, not yet avoided, shall be questioned or avoided by reason of such om neglect, but that all such acts shall be and are hereby declared to be as good and effectual as if such persons respectively had taken and subscribed the said oath, and made and repeated and subscribed the said declaration, at such time and place and manner as in the said Act is mentioned ; any thing in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding : Provided always, that such person or persons do and shall take and subscribe the said oaths, and make, repeat, and subscribe the said declaration, in such manner and form, and in such place or places respectively, as are directed and appointed by the said last-recited Act, on or before the twenty-fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty-two.

3. Provided always, and be it enacted, That this Act, or any Not to indemthing herein contained, shall not extend or be construed to nify Persons

ion or

may be

the Time allowed.

against whom extend to indemnify any person against whom final judgment final Judgment shall have been given in any action of debt, bill, plaint, or has been given information, in any of Her Majesty's courts of record, for any

penalty incurred by having neglected to qualify himself within

the time limited by law. Not to exempt

4. Provided also, and be it enacted, That nothing contained Justices acting in this Act shall extend or be construed to extend to exempt any without legal Justices of the Peace within Great Britain from the penalties to Qualification.

which he is subject for acting as such without being possessed

of the qualification required by the laws now in force. Admissions to 5. And whereas the appointment of divers clerks of the peace, Corporations town clerks, and other public officers, and the admission of

divers members and officers of cities, corporations, and borough stamped after

towns in Great Britain and Ireland, or the entries of such admissions in the court books, rolls, or records of such cities, corporations, and borough towns, which by several Acts are directed and required to be stamped, may not have been provided or the same not stamped, or may have been lost or mislaid ; be it enacted, That for the relief of such persons whose appointments and admissions, or the entries of whose admissions as aforesaid, may not have been provided or not duly stamped, or where the same have been lost or mislaid, it shall and may be lawful to and for such persons in Great Britain or Ireland, on or before the twenty-fifth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty two, to provide or cause to be provided appointments and admissions, or entries of admissions, as aforesaid, duly stamped; or in case where such appointments, admissions, or entries of admissions as aforesaid have been made or provided, but have not been duly stamped, to produce such appointments, admissions, or entries of admissions as aforesaid, to the commissioners appointed to inspect and manage the revenues of the stamp duties, to be duly stamped, which such commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered and required to duly stamp, on payment of double the amount of the duties first payable or to have been paid on such appointments, admissions, or entries as aforesaid, without any other fine or forfeiture thereon; and in order to denote the said duties the said commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered to use such stamps as shall have been heretofore provided to denote any former duties on stamped vellum, parchment and paper, or to cause new stamps to be provided for that purpose, and to do all other things necessary for putting this Act in execution, in the like and in as full and ample manner as they or the major part of them are authorized to put in execution any former law concerning stamped vellum, parchment, and paper; and such persons so providing appointments, admissions, or entries of admissions as aforesaid, duly stamped, or procuring the same to be duly stamped in manner aforesaid, are and shall be hereby confirmed and qualified to act as clerk of the peace, town clerk, and other public officer, or member or members, officer or officers of such cities, corporations, and

same.

borough towns respectively, to all intents and purposes, and shall and may hold and enjoy and execute such offices, or any other office or offices into which he or they hath or shall have been elected, notwithstanding his or their omission, or the omission of any of their predecessors in such cities, corporations, or borough towns as aforesaid, and shall be indemnified and discharged of and from all incapacities, disabilities, forfeitures, penalties, and damages by reason of any such omission ; and none of his or their acts shall be questioned or avoided by reason of the

11. Provided always, and be it enacted, That this Act or any Not to resthing herein contained, shall not extend or be construed to tore Persons extend to restore or entitle any person or persons to any office

to any Office

avoided by or employment, benefice, matter, or thing whatsoever, already Judgment. actually avoided by judgment of any of Her Majesty's courts of record, already legally filled up and enjoyed by any other person, but that such office or employment, benefice, matter, or thing, so avoided or legally filled up and enjoyed, shall be and remain in and to the person or persons who is or are now or shall at the passing of this act be legally entitled to the same, as if this Act had never been passed.

12. And be it enacted, That in case any action, suit, bill of General Issue. indictment, or information shall from and after the passing of this Act be brought, carried on, or prosecuted against any person or persons hereby meant or intended to be indemnified, recapacitated, or restored, for or on account of any forfeiture, penalty, incapacity, or disability whatsoever incurred or to be incurred by any such neglect or omission, such person or persons may plead the general issue, and upon their defence give this Act and the special matter in evidence upon any trial to be had thereupon.

CAP. XII.
An Act to enable Her Majesty's Commissioners of Woods

to make a new Street from Coventry Street, Piccadilly,
to Long Acre, and for other Improvements in the
Metropolis.

[10th May, 1841.]

CAP. XIII.
An Act to authorize the Advance of a Sum of Money out

of the Consolidated Fund on account of the Colony of
South Australia,

[10th May, 1841.]

CAP. XIV.
An Act to make good certain Contracts which have been

or may be entered into by certain Banking and other
Copartnerships.

[18th May, 1841.]

CAP. XV. An Act for the Erection at Edinburgh of a Monument to the late Sir Walter Scott.

[18th May, 1841.]

CAP. XVI.
An Act to enable the Commissioners of Wide Streets to

sell, and Her Majesty to purchase, certain Heredita-
ments in the City of Dublin on the North Bank of the
River Anna Liffey.

[18th May, 1841.]

CAP. XVII.
An Act to abolish Arrest in personal Actions commenced

by Process of Subpoena at the Law Side of the Court
of Exchequer in Ireland.

[18th May, 1841.]

CAP. XVIII.
An Act to make further Provision for facilitating and

completing the Distribution and Payment of Com-
pensation for Slaves upon the Abolition of Slavery.

[18th May, 1841.]

CAP. XIX.
An Act for raising the Sum of Eleven Millions by Ex-

chequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand
eight hundred and forty-one. [18th May, 1841.]

CAP, XX.
An Act to alter and amend certain Laws relating to the
Collection and Management of the Duties of Excise.*

[18th May, 1841.] Seven clear 30. And be it enacted, That the notice of the time and place days' Notice to when and where any appeal to the barons of Her Majesty's be given of the Court of Exchequer, or to the Justices assembled at the quarter Hearing of an Appeal.

sessions of the peace, is to be heard, shall be given on the part of the appellant to or left at the place of abode of the respondent seven clear days at least before such appeal is to be heard

and determined. Summons may 31. And be it enacted, That any summons, notice, order, or be served by other proceeding issued on any information exhibited before the

of Excise.

commissioners of excise, or any Justice or Justices, for the recovery of any penalty or the enforcing of any forfeiture

* See Burn's Justice. tit. EXCISE.

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