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period 'the original work was brought down ; and I therefore considered that to abfidge and arrange these statutes, and to annex a copious index to the whole, would not only
nly render the original work more useful, bút be, in itself, a service not unacceptable to the members of the profession of the law, as well as to magistrates, members of parliament, and others. I have not been able to em'brace the statutes of the last session (1818), as
this supplement was in the press during that peTabular riod ; but the following tabular sketch of such of sketch of sta- them as fall within the scope of the digest, will, I tutes of ses. sion 1818. trust, render this omission or want the less to be
regretted. 586.3. c.1l. The 58 Geo. 3. c. 11. U. K. is the annual act
for punishing mutiny and desertion, &c.: and the 58 Geo. 3. c. 12. U. K. is the last annual act for regulating his majesty's marine forces while
on shore. c. 14..
-C. 14.G.B. has amended the 57 Geo. 3. c. 113. by extending the period for the circulation of dollars and tokens, for certain purposes, until April
5, 1819. €. 29. -ċ. 29. U. K. provides, that the fees for pardons
under the great seal shall be paid by the commissioners of the treasury; and that no stamp thereon
shall be required. €. 30.
—c. 30. E. & W. is an act for preventing frivolous and vexatious actions of assault and battery, and for slanderous words, in inferior courts, &c. by
making the costs commensurate with the damages, c. 31.
-c. 31. 1. amends the 53 Geo. 3.'c. 131. 1. which respects the building and repairing of court houses and sessions houses in Ireland. 7."1
to; -c. 52. E. & W. amends so much of the
5; Geo, 3.
35 Geo 86, C, 48. as relates to the salaries of clergymen officiating as chaplains in houses of correction.i. mique 5.700?11,0!! ! 10.37, E. continues the restrictions on pay- 58G. 3. c.37. ments of cash by the bank of England, until July 5, 1819, 1:- 39. I. explains and amends the 56 Geo. 3. C. 88. I. by extending the jurisdiction of assistant barristers under that act to cases where any tene, ment shall be held at a rent of £20. by the year ; and by declaring the affidavit of the landlord, or his agent, for ascertaining the amount of the rent due, admissible in all proceedings under said act; and the process ad testificandum in proceedings for the recovery of the possession of lands, &c. under the 56 Geo. 3. c. 88. is hereby made as effectual and extensive as if the proceeding had been by ejectment. This aet also provides for the case of assistant barristers, &c. being landlords within their own jurisdictions, and enacts, that in such cases the proceeding shall be by civil bill before the judge of assize, &c. And this act prescribes the forms for civil bills, decrees, &c. in cases of proceedings under the 56 Geo. 3. c. 88. and this act, and regulates the amount of the fees, and mode of taxation, in such cases.
-C. 40. I. continues the laws relating to yeomanry corps in Ireland, until the end of the session after May 29, 1819.
c. 43. E. for preventing the destruction of the breed of salmon, and fish of salmon kind, in the rivers of England, enables the justices of peace at sessions to appoint conservators of rivers, and to fix the periods in which salmon shall not be taken, &c. ;, and annexes certain penalties to the offences of destroying salmon. &c, or having the
spawn, &c. of such fish, during the seasons when
fishing for them is prohibited.li; mm; 586.3. c.45. c. 45. G. B. authorizes the commissioners of
the treasury to issue exchequer bills (not exceeding one million) for promoting the building of additional churches in populous parishes in Great Brit tain.
C. 46. I. is an act for the relief of persons en titled to entailed estates, to be purchased with trust monies, in Ireland; which is corresponding to the 39 & 40 Geo. 3. c. 56. Eng. See Digest,
vol. II. p. 346-7. C. 47.
.-C. 47. I. provides for the creation of corporations in every county, or county of a city or town, in Ireland, to be called the president and assistant of the fever hospitals of the respective counties, &c.; and this act repeals so much of the 45 Geo. 3. c. 111. as relates to local dispensaries ; and gives certain powers to the grand juries of Ireland in respect to presenting money for dispensaries, fever hospitals, and houses of industry: and this act authorizes the lord lieutenant to appoint a board of health in such cities, &c, where
fever or contagious distemper shall appear to exist.
c. 48. E. amends the 57 Geo. S. c. 130. in respect to saving banks.
c. 49. U. K. explains the acts 46 Geo. 3. c. 52. 4.7 Geo. 3. C. 36. and 51 Geo. 8. c. 23. for the abo. lition of the slave trade.
-C. 51. U. K. amends certain acts passed in the reigns of king Edw. IV, Iqueen Anne, and king Geo. I. Geo. II, and Geo. III. prohibit ing the payment of the wages of workmen in cer: ' tain trades otherwise than in the lawful coin or money of this realm, (as also the 57 Geo.3. c. 115 & 122,) by providing that such wages may be
c. 57. C. 60,
paid in the notes of the bank of England, or of any bankers duly licensed. sitio
1. 52. E. continues until June 20, 1820, the 58G.8. c.52: 52 Geo, 8. c. 17. for the more effectual preservation of the peace by enforcing the duties of watching and warding.
-c. 54. I. grants certain duties in respect of fire hearths, windows, male servants, horses, carriages, and dogs, in lieu of these former inland taxes. -0.57, I. amends the excise act 55 Geo. 8. c. 19.
C. 60. I. continues the restrictions on pay. ments in cash by the bank of Ireland, until 8 months after the ceasing of the like restriction imposed on the bank of England.
-c. 65. G. B. repeals the duties of excise on verjuice and vinegar, and grants other duties in lieu thereof.
-c. 67, I. repeals the 57 Geo. 3. c. 107. (which was suspended by the 58 Geo. 3. c. 1.) but re-ena acts several of its provisions, for the more deliberate investigation of presentments to be made by grand juries for roads and public works in Ireland, and for accounting for money raised by such pre, sentments, and amends others; but the provisions of the 57. Geo, 3. c. 107. I, respecting the appointment of county surveyors, are altogether omitted.
-c. 68. I. repeals so much of 9 Ann. c. 6. Ir. (see Digest, vol. II. p. 1000.) as takes away the benefit of clergy from persons stealing privily from the persons of others;;, and makes such offence punishable with transportation or imprison: ment, in like manner as is provided by the 48 Geo. 3. C. 129. E. 11.2.1,0 s
-C. 69. ?!
68G.3. c.69. -C. 69. E. & W. regulates the manner of hold
ing parish vestries, and the right of voting therein.
-C. 70. E. & W. repeals so much of the 4 W. & M. c. 8. 6 & 7. W. 3. c. 17. 10 & 11. W. 3. C. 23. 5 Ann. c. 31. 14 Geo. 2. c. 6. and 15 Geo. 2. C. 28. as allow pecuniary and other rewards on the conviction of persons for highway robbery, and other crimes ; (save as to the executors of persons killed by robbers, &c.); and in lieu thereof, authorizes the courts, before which any persons shall be prosecuted for larceny or other felony, to order payment of the expenses of the prosecution, as also compensation to the prosecutors and witnesses for their loss of time and trouble in the apprehension and prosecution of such
-c. 75. U. K. makes any person, whether qualified or not, buying any hare, pheasant, partridge, moore,
game or grouse, liable to a penalty of £5, and encourages the discovery of such of
fenders by releasing informers from such penalties. c. 76.
-. 76. U. K. subjects foreigners to arrest and detention for smuggling within certain distances of the king's dominions; and contains other pro
visions for the prevention of smuggling. a 80.
-C. 80. U. K. amends the 57 Geo. 3. c. 79. for permitting the transfer of capital from certain public stocks or funds in Great Britain, to certain public stocks, &c. in Ireland.
-C. 81. I. extends to Ireland the provisions of the 38 Geo.3. c.87.Eng. (see Digest, vol. I. p. 659) in relation to executors under the
age and the provision (s. 13.) of the 26 Geo. 2. c. 33. (see Digest, vol. I. p. 402.) in respect to matrimonial contracts.
of 21 years,