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• gers and Retailers of Salt have made great Advantages and • Gain to themselves, and used great Deceit and Wrong to the

Buyers, contrary to the true Meaning of the said Act;' For the explaining and clearing of the said Doubts, and for Remedy and Prevention of any Deceit by Retailers of Salt for the future, Be it declared and enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual

and Temporal, and the Commons, in this present Parliament No Retailer, &c. allembled, and by the Authority of the same, That no Badger, thall sell Salt

Retailer or other Person or Persons whatsoever, making or dealing otherwise than

in Salt or buying Salt to sell again, shall, from and after the five by Weight, 56lb to the and twentieth Day of March One thousand fix hundred ninety Buthel. eight, sell or put to Sale, exchange or otherwise dispose of any

Salt to any Person or Persons, or in any County, City or Place whatsoever, within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweed, otherwise than by Weight, after the Rate of fix and fifty Pound Weight to the Bushel, and not by Measure, or in any other Manner, and so in

Proportion for a greater or leffer Quantity, and that every Perfon Penalty offending therein, shall for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of

five Pounds to the Informer who shall prosecute for the same. [No Person to buy Salt but by Weighi, i Ann. Stat. 1. c.21.

s 28.] Justices of Peace

II. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, to determine That the Forfeitures and Offences made and committed against Offences.

this Act, or any Thing therein contained, shall be heard, ad. judged and determined by any two or more Justices of the Peace residing near to the Place where such Forfeiture shall be made, or Offence committed, who are hereby required to hear, adjudge and determine the fame; and if the Party finds him or herfelf aggrieved by the Judgment given by the said Justices, the said Party shall and may appeal to the Justices of the Peace at the next General Quarter-Sessions of the Peace to be held for the County, City or Borough, within which the said Forfeiture was made, and the Offence committed; who are hereby also im.

powered and authorized to hear and determine the same, whose Appeal to Sef- Judgment therein shall be final; and all Justices of the Peace are fions final. hereby authorized and required, upon Complaint or Information exhibited or brought to them or any of them, of

any

Forfeiture made or Offence committed contrary to this Act, to summon the How Forfeitures Party accused ; and, upon his or her Appearance or Contempt, to be levied. to proceed to the Examination of the Matter of Fact; and, upon

due Proof made thereof by the Oath of two or more credible Witnesses (which Oath any two or more Justices of the Peace have hereby Power to administer) or by the voluntary Con. feflion of the Party, to give Judgment or Sentence, according as in and by this Act is directed, and to award and issue out

Warrants under their Hands and Seals for the levying of such Distress. Forfeitures, as by this Act is imposed, upon the Goods and

Chattels of the Offender; and to cause Sale to be made of the said Goods and Chattels, if the same shall not be redeemed within

fix Days, rendring to the Party the Overplus, if any be; and for Imprisonment Want of sufficient Distress to imprison the Party offending until Satisfaction be made for the Forfeitures.

III. And

III. And for preventing of Delays, which may happen through the Neglect or Default of any of the Officers appointed for the collecting the said Duty, to the great Loss and Damage of such Persons as shall ship off or carry by Land any Salt; Be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That whenever any Salt Thall Sale entred and be entred to be put on board any Boat, Ship or Vessel, or carried Duty paid, &c. by Land, and the Duty paid or secured to be paid, together with all Monies then or before that Time due and payable, by Bond or otherwise, upon Account of Salt before that Time delivered, the Officer with whom such Salt shall be entred, and the Officer to attend Duty paid, or secured to be paid, as aforesaid, shall, upon due weighing out Notice, by himself or a sufficient Deputy, in the Day Time, Salt. between Sun rifing and Sun setting, attend the weighing out such Salt, without any Loss or Hindrance of Time to the Perfon or Persons that shall ship cff or carry the same; and in case he shall neglect or refuse fo to do, he shall for every such Neglect Nezle&ting. or Defaul: forfeit the Sum of forty Shillings, to be sued for, recovered, levied and received or mitigated by the fame Means, Rules, Ways and Methods, as the other Penalties and Forfeitures in this Penaley. Ac mentioned and contained are directed to be recovered.

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CAP. VII.
An Act to prevent the throwing or firing of Squibbs, Ser-

pents and other Fire Works.
HEREAS much Mischief hath lately happened by

throwing, cafting and firing of Squibbs, Serpents Rock'ets and other Tire Works, some Persons having thereby loft

their Lives, others their Eyes, others have had their Lires in 'great Danger, and several other Darvages have been sustained • by many Perfons, and much more may therehy happen, if not • speedily prevented:' For Reme.ly whereof for the future, Be it enacted by the King's Moft Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Content of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament afsembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the five and twen- Erom 25 March tieth Day of March One thousand fix hundred ninety eight, it 1698, no Person hall not be lawful for any Person or Perfons, of what Age, Sex, whatsoever virall Degree or Quality soever, to make or cause be made, or to

make, sell,

throw, &c. fell or utter, or offer cr expose to Sale, any Squibbs, Rockets, Squibbs, &c. Serpents or other Fire Works, or any Cases, Monlds or other Implements for the making any such Squibbs, Serpents, Rockets or other Fire Works, or for any person or Persons to permit or suffer any Squibbs, Serpents, Rockets or other Fire Works, to be cast, thrown or fired from, out of or in his, her or their House or Houses, Lodgings or Habitations, or from, out of or in any Part or Place thereto belonging or adjoining, into any publick Street, Highway, Road or Passage, or for any person or Persons, of what Degree, Quality or Age foever, to throw, cast or fire, or to be aiding or assisting in the throwing, casting or firing of any Squibbs, Serpents, Rockets or other Fire Works, in or into any publick Street, House, Shop, River, Highway, Road or Passage, and that every such Offence shall be, and is hereby adjudged to be a common Nuisance. VOL. VI:

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Persons selling 11. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That
Squibbs, &c. if any Person or Persons, of what Age, Sex, Degree or Quality

soever, from and after the faid five and twentieth Day of March,
shall make or cause to be made, or shall sell, give or utter, or
offer or expose to Sale, any Squibbs, Rockets, Serpents or other
Fire Works, or any Cases, Moulds or other Implements for the
making of any such Sq uibbs, Rockets, Serpents or other Fire.
Works, that then every such Person or Persons fo offending, and
being thereof convicted before one or more Justice or Justices of
the Peace of the County, Limit, Division, Corporation, Li.
berty, or Chief Magistrate of the Place, where such Offence shall
be committed, either by the Confession of the Party or Parties
so offending, or the Oath of two Witnesses (which Oath the said
Justice or Justices of Peace or Chief Magistrate is and are hereby

impowered and required to administer) shall for every such OfPenalty. fence forfeit the Sum of five Pounds : And if any Person or Per

sons whatsoever, from and after the said five and twentieth Day Suffering of March, shall permit or suffer any Squibbs, Serpents, Rockets Squibbs, &c. to

or other Fire Works to be cast, thrown or fired from, out of or in be thrown from

his, her or their House or House , Shops, Dwelling, Lodging their Houses.

or Habitation, or from, out of or in any Part thereof, or Place
thereto belonging or adjoi ning, into any publick Street, Highway,
Road or Passage, or any other House or Place whatsoever, that
then

every such Person or Persons so as aforesaid last offending, Penalty.

and being thereof as aforesaid convicted, shall for every such OF-
fence forfeit the Sum of twenty Shillings; the said several For

feitures to be levied by Distress and Sale of the Goods and How to be levied Chattels of every such Offender, by Warrant under the Hand and applied.

and Seal of the said Justice or Justices of the Peace or Chief
Magiftrate, before whom such Conviction or Convictions shall be
as aforesaid made ; the one Half of the said Forfeitures to be to
the Use of the Poor of the Parish where every such Offence shall
be committed, and the other Half to the Use of him or them who
fhall prosecute, and cause such Offender or Offenders to be, as

aforesaid, convicted.
Throwing III. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid,
Squibbs, &c. in
the Street.

That if any Person or Persons, of what Age, Sex, Degree or
Quality foever, from and after the said five and twentieth Day
of March, shall throw, cast or fire, or be aiding or assisting in the
throwing, cafting or firing of any Squibbs, Rockets, Serpents.
or other Fire Works, in or into any publick Street, House,
Shop, River, Highway, Road or Passage, that then every Per-

fon fo offending, and being thereof as aforesaid convicted, shall Penaky. for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of twenty Shillings to the

Uses aforesaid; and if the Person or Persons fo as aforesaid last
offending, shall not immediately (upon his, her or their being
thereof as aforesaid convicted) pay to the said Juftice or Justices
of the Peace or Chief Magistrate, before whom fuch Conviction
shall be as afo esaid made, the said Forfeiture or Forfeitures, for
the Uses aforesaid, that then every such Justice or Justices of the
Peace or Chief Magiftrate is and are hereby impowered and
required, by Warrant under liis or their Hands and Seals, to
commit every such Person or Persons, so as aforesaid last offending,
to the House of Correction within the County, Division, Limit,

Corpora

Corporation or Liberty, where such Offence as is last mentioned shall be committed, there to remain to be set and kept to hard Labour, without Bail or Mainprize, for any Time not exceeding one Month, unless such Offender as is last mentioned Mall sooner pay such Forfeiture or Forfeitures to the said Justice or Justices of the Peace or Chief Magistrate.

IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the Au- Officers of the thority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the Ordnance, &c.

may order the Mafter, Lieutenant or Commissioners of His Majesty's Ordnance

making of Fire for the Time being, or any other Person or Persons to be by them Works, &c. or any of them authorized, to give Orders and Directions for the making any sorts of Fire Works, to be used and fired according to such Orders and Directions as shall be from Time to Time given by the said Master, Lieutenant or Commissioners of His Majesty's Ordnance, or any other Person or Persons to be by them for that Purpose authorized; any Thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding,

V. Provided always, and be it enacted, That it shall and may In what Case be lawful to and for the Artillery Company of the City of Lon. Artillery Com. don, or any other Artillery Company or Society of Persons law. pany of London, fully met together for the Use and Exercise of Arms, the Fire Works. Trained Bands, the Militia of this Kingdom respectively, to make and use any Sorts of Fire Works in the Exercise and Practice of Arms and warlike Exploits only, in such Manner as they or any of them might lawfully have done before the making of this Act; any Thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding

VI. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That if any Person be at any Time suéd for putting in Execution this AA, or any the Powers therein contained, that then such Person so sued shall and may plead the General Issue of Not General Ilue, Guilty, and give the Special Matter in Evidence ; and if the Plaintiff in such Suit or Action be nonfuit, or a Verdiet pass for the Defendant, or if such Plaintiff discontinue his Action, or if upon a Demurrer Judgment be given for the Defendant, every such Defendant shall have his full Treble Coits, to be paid by Treble Colts, such Plaintiff, and the like Execution for the same, as in any Cale where Costs are given at Law for the Defendant.

CAP. VIII.
An Act for explaining an A&t made the last Session of Par-

liament, for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon

Malt, Mum, Sweets, Cyder and Perry.
“ Duties arifing by the faid Act shall be appropriated to the Uses
" mentioned therein, &c. until the said Loans and Bills, &c. be
“ paid. ♡ I. Rules in the Ad i W. & M. Sel.2. c. 1. revived.
ý 2.

CA P. IX.
An A& for rendring the Laws more effectual for prevent-

ing the Importation of foreign Bone-lace, Loom-lace,
Needle-work, Point and Cut-work
(Repealed 11 & 12 W. 3. 6.11.]

(Here

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[Here the Roll is indor fed, Second Part 9 &10W. 3. and cone

tains this Ad only.]

CA P. X.
An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of one million

four hundred eighty four thousand and fifteen Pounds one
Shilling eleven Pence three l'arthings, for disbanding
Forces, paying Seamen, and other Uses therein men-
tioned.

EXP.

8 & 9 W'. 3. 6. 30. $ 1.

() (Sic Ret]

[Here the Rollis indorsed, Third Part 9 W.3. and goes to Cap. 18.
inclufive, and the Title is repeated in the Jame Words as at the
Head of Cap. 1.]

CAP. XI.
An Ad for explaining an Act made the last Session of

Parliament, intituled, An Act for supplying fome Defects

in the Laws for the Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom. :W

laft Session of this present Parliament, intituled, An A8 for supplying fome Defects in the Laws for the Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom, it was, amongst other Things therein contained, • enacted, That if

any Person or Persons whatsoever, that from • and after the first Day of May in the Year of our Lord One " thousand fix hundred ninety seven, hall come into any Parish or • Place (a), there to inhabit and reside, should at the same Time • procure, bring and deliver to the Churchwardens or Overseers • of the Poor of the Parish or Place where any such Person should.

come to inhabit, or to any or either of them, a Certificate .. under the Hands and Seals of the Churchwardens and Over• feers of the Poor of any other Parish, Township or Place, or the • major part of thein, or under the Hands and Seals of the • Overfzers of the Poor of any other Place where there are no • Churchwardens, to be attetted respectively by two or more • credible Wirnesses, thereby owning and acknowledging the • Person or Persons, mentioned in the said Certificate, to be an • Inhabitant or Inhabitants legally settled in that Parish, Town

inip or Place ; every such Certificate, having been allowed of • and subscribed by two or more of the Justices of the Peace of "the County, City, Liberty, Borough or Town Corporate, · wherein the Parish or Place from whence any such Certificate • shall come doth lie, thall oblige the said Parish or Place to receive • and provide for the Person mentioned in the Certificate, with • his or her family, as Inhabitants of that Parish, whenever he, • The or they shall happen to become chargeable to, or be forced • to ask Relief of the Parish, Township or Place, to which such • Certificate was given; and that then and not before, it should • ard might be lawful for any such Person, and his or her Chil• dren, though born in that Parish, not having otherwise acquired ! a legal Settlement there, to be removed, conveyed and settled in • the Parilh or Place from whence such Certificate was brought :

And whereas fome Doubts have arisen upon Construction of • the said Act, by what Acts any Person coming to inhabit or • reside within any Parish, by virtue of any such Certificate as

. aforesaid,

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