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posed, 6 G.1.6.21. § 56.), Other Penaltios. III. And it is further enacted by the Authority aforesaid,

That every Person who shall (in or upon any Suit or Information which shall be commenced or brought upon or in pursuance of this Act) be convicted of any the Neglects or Offences hereinbefore mentioned, shall likewise incur all other Forfeitures and Disabilities which such Offender should or would have incurred, if he had been convicted of writing contrary to the said A&s, or any of them, the Entry of any Plaint or Action, or any Writ, Bond or other Writing, Matter or Thing on Vellum, Parchment or Paper, not marked or ftamped according to the faid Acts, nor having any Stamp or Mark thereon resembling any of the Marks or Stamps ju the faid Acts or any of them men

tioned. No Penalty, &e. IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the Au. for Things writ- thority aforesaid, That no Officer shall be subject to any the ten in a Book or Roll, &c.

Penalties, Forfeitures, Disabilities or Incapacities in this or any of the said former Acts mentioned, for writing or causing to be written any of the Matters or Things aforesaid, in any Book or Roll without any Marks or Stamps thereon, which shall have been first shewn to and figned by the Commissioners for the Time being, appointed to put the said Acts in Execution, or any three or more of them, or some Officer or Officers by them, or the major part of them, for that Purpose authorized and impowered, to signify his or their leate of Approbation, that the Matters and Things to be written in such Book or Roll, may be therein written without any Marks or Stamps thereon, so as the Perfou or Persons, having the Custody of such Book or Roll, do from Time to Time (when and as often as he or they shall be thereto required) permit the faid Commissioners, or any of them, or any Officer or Agent by them, or the major Part of them, for that Purpose appointed, to inspect and view such Book or Roll, and do alfo (from Time to Time, when and as often as he or they shall be thereto required by the said Commiflioners, or the major Part of them, or any other by them or the major Part of them authorized) pay unto the Receiver General for the Time being of the said Duties, or such other Officer or Person as the said Commissioners, or the major part of them, shall appoint to receive the same, all such Sum and Sums of Money which, according to the true Intent and Meaning of the faid Acts, or any of them, ought to be paid, in respect of all and every such Mata ters and Things as shall be written in such Book or Roll; any Thing herein or in any of the said former Acts contained to the

contrary thereof notwithstanding. An Writings, V. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, &c. to be written That all Writings, Matters and Things (in respect whereof any sither on or near of the faid Duties shall be payable, and which shall be ingrofled the Scamps, &c.

or written, after the said five and twentieth Day of March One thousand seven hundred three) shall be written in such Manner, that some Part thereof shall be either upon, or às near as conveniently may be to the Stamps or Marks, which shall (in pursuance of the faid Acts, or any of them) be placed on the Vellum, Parchment or Paper, whereupon the same shall be written or ingrossed, upon Pain that the Perfou who hall write

or ingross, or cause to be written or ingrossed, any such Writing,
Matter or Thing, contrary to the Tecor and true Meaning hereof,
shall for every luch Ofence forfeit the Sum of ten Pounds, with Penalty.
full Costs of Suit.

VI. And it is hereby further enađed by the Authority afore. Penalties, how faid, That the one Moiety of all the pecuniary Forfeitures, Pains to be disposed of and Penalties hereinbefore mentioned, shall be to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Succefors, and the other Moiety, with full Costs of Suit, shall be to any Person or Persons who shall inform and fue for the same, or any of them, in any Court of Record, by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint or Inforniation, wherein no Elloin, Protection or Wager of Law shall be allowed.

• VII. And whereas some Doubts have arisen touching the Allowances, which, by virtue of the said former Acts, ought

to be made for present Payment of the said Duties ; Be it therefore declared and enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That Allowance or from and after the firit Day of March One thousand seven hun. prefent Paymeeste

of Dusies. dred and two, there shall be allowed and paid to every Person, who shall at any one Time bring to be stamped, or buy of the said Commissioners Paper or Parchment, the Duties whereof shall amount to ten Pounds or upward, after the Rate of fix Pounds in the hundred Pounds per Annum, for lix Months, upon the present Payment of the faid Duties, at the Head Office in London or Westminster, and not otherwise, 'nor any other Allowance ; any Thing in the said former Acts contained to the contrary notwithftanding. [See as to Allowances now made, 44 G. 3.c.98. Sch. C.]

VIII. And to the end the said Duties upon Vellum, Parchment and Paper, and all Matters incident thereunto, may be fully and duly answered and accounted for, be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the Comptroller and Accountant Comptralter of General of the said Duties, for the Time being, shall annually Duties to pass pass a general Account in the Court of Exchequer, of the grofs aimual Accounts Produce of all the said Duties: In which Account there shall be charged all the Monies becoming due to Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Succeffors, for all the Stainps or Marks, which shall be impressed or put upon any Vellum, Parchment or Paper, distinguishing those for which ready Money is or shall be paid at the Head of fice for the said Duties in London, from those which shall be deli. vered over to be otherwise fold or distributed, and all the Monies How to be maten which shall arise to Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, for Penalties relating to the said Duties, and all the Monies which Thall be paid by the Registers of either of the two Universities, or by any Officers of the Law, or others, for Entries made in Books, where the Duty ought to be paid for every Entry therein, and all the Monies arising for Vellum, Parchment and Paper, which shall be delivered out by the Commissioners of the said Duties, or by their Order, for' the better accommodating Her Majesty's Subjects, so that the Profits arising thereby, and the Kinds and Quantities so delivered out, may plainly appear in every such Account; and all the Monies which Mall be fecured by any Bonds taken for the said Duties, or any Part thereof, and all other Monies, Matters and Things whatsoever, which ought to be charged in a general or grofs Account, for the said Duties, within the Time for which every such annual Account

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What fhall be ought to be made ; and in the Discharge of every furh general
comprehended in Account, there hall be comprehended all the Monies which shall
Discharge of
Such general

appear to have been duly paid or answered by the Receiver GeAccount neral of the said Duties, within the Time of every such Account,

and all other Salaries and incident Charges which shall be duly allowed in or for the Management of the said Revenues, and all the Discounts for prompt Payments, which shall be duly made out of the said Duties, and all the Monies which shall be actually paid for Vellum, Parchment and Paper, bought or provided by the said Commissioners or their Order, for accommodating Her Majesty's Subjects, so that the Kinds and Quantities of all the Vellum, Parchment and Paper fo provided, may also plainly appear in every such Account, and all other Matters and Things, which by the Course of the Exchequer ought to be discharged

in an Account of this Nature. Debts and Ar

IX. And it is hereby enacted, That all the Debts and Arrears 'Tears to be set

of the said Duties, which at the End of every such Account irfaper.

ought to be charged upon any Receivers, Distributors or others, shall be duly set infuper, upon the several Persons chargeable therewith, to the end the same may be recovered by the ordinary Process of the said Court, unless the Lord Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, shall see Cause to stay the faid Process, against the said Persons, or any of them, for giving them Time to pay or answer fuch Debts of Arrears, or any of them, and to be discharged thereof in any subsequent Account of fuch Comptroller and Accountant Gene

ral, according to the due Course of the said Court. What Stocks of X. And it is hereby also enacted, That the Stocks of Velo Vellum, &c. to

lum, Parchment and Paper, stamped or unftamped, which at the be let down at Foot of Account.

End of every such Account ought to remain in Her Majefty's When annual

Warehouses, or elsewhere, shall also be set down and expreffed at Accounts shall the Foot of every such Account ; and that the firit of the said terminara general and annual Accounts shall be for the Year to end on the

first Day of August One thousand seven hundred and three, and shall be delivered by the said Comptroller and Accountant General to the Auditors of Her Majesty's Imprests and other Aca counts, before the five and twentieth Day of December One thousand seven hundred and three, and shall be sworn to by him to the best of his Knowledge, and be followed and profecuted by him in such Manner, that the same shall not, by his Negligence or Default, remain unfinished in the Court of Exchequer, beyond the first Day of May One thousand seven hundred and four; and that every subsequent annual Account shall in like Manner ter. minate on the firft Day of August (a), and be delivered to the faid

Auditors, or one of them, before the five and twentieth Day of December, and profecuted, so that the same may be finifhed be

fore the first Day of May yearly, during the Continuance of the Poaalty. faid Duties, under the Penalty of forfeiting his Office, and the

Sum of one hundred Pounds, one Moiety thereof to the Queen, and the other Moiety to such Person or Persons who will inform or sue for the same, to be recovered in Manuer aforefaide

(a) [Altered to sth January, 39 G. 3. c.92.] Returning Re

XI. Provided always, That if any such Comptroller and Ac. ceiver, &c. infu- countant General (hall wilfully and knowingly return any Receivet, per for Monies Distributor, or other Person, infuper, for any Monies or Stamps

duty

id.

duly' answered, paid, or accounted for by such Receiver, Diftri-
butor, or other Perfon respectively, whereby he or they fhall
sustain any Damage or Prejudice ; then and in every fuch Cafe,
such Comptroller and Accountant General shall be liable to answer
and pay Treble Damages to the Party grieved, to be recovered Penalty,
by Action of the Care, in any Her Majesty's Courts of Record
at Wistminster, with full Costs of Suit, in which Action no Esloin,
Protection, Wager of Law or more than one Imparlance shall be
granted or allowed.

[This Ad is numbered 14 on the Roll, indorfed Fifth Part i Ann.]

CA P. XXIII.
An Ad for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year

One thousand feven hundred and three, notwithstanding

the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not repaid. “ THE Queen may draw out Militia before 24th June 1704. I.

• II. And whereas fome Doubts have arisen concerning one • Clanse in one other Ad made in the tenth and eleventh Years • of King William the Third, intituled, An Ad for raising the 10 & 11 W. 31 · Militia for the rear One thousand fix hundred ninety nine, although c. 12. $ 2:

the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not repaid, relating to • such Persons as are Contributors to the finding of Horses, • Horsemen and Arms, and Foot Soldiers and Arms ;' Be it enacted and declared by the Authority aforesaid, That the said perpetual. Clause was intended to be, and shall be deemed and taken to be perpetual. B. III. And whereas by virtue of a Clause contained in the said « Act made in the tenth and eleventh Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, An Aa for raising the Militia 10& 11 W. 3: for the Year One thousand fix hundred ninety nine, although the c. 12. Month's Pay formerly advanced be not repaid, the Lieutenant • or Lieutenants, or in their Absence three or more of the • Deputy Lieutenants for such County, Riding, Division or • Place where the Estates of Papifts and reputed Papists, or • other Persons refusing to take the Oaths mentioned in an Act of Parliament made in the first Year of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, An Aa for abrogating the Oaths of Allegiance 1 W. & M. and Supremacy, and appointing other Oaths, when lawfully ten- Seff. 1. c. 8. • dred to them, shall or do lie, are impowered to nominate and • appoint such Person or Persons as they ihall think moft meet and proper to furnish or set forth one or more Horses, Horsemen • and Arms, or Foot Soldiers and Arms, for the faine Estates, • and are impowered to charge the said Estates with the Pay: • ment of the yearly Sums therein mentioned, to such Person and • Persons as shall furnish and set forth the fame, with such Reme• dies for the Recovery thereof, as are in the said Clause ex• pressed: And whereas some Doubts have arisen concerning the • said Clause ;' Be it therefore enacted and declared by the Au. thority aforesaid, That the said Clause in the said Act made in 10 & 11 W. g. the tenth and eleventh Years of the Reign of King William the C. 12. $ 3. Third, was intended to be, and shall be deemed and taken to be made perpetual perpetual VoL, VI.

IV. And

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Trophy Money. · IV. And be it further enacted, That the said Lieutenants, or

their Deputies, shall not issue out Warrants for the raising any Trophy Money, till the Juftices of the Peace, or the major Part of such Justices, at their several and respective General QuarterSeffions for their respective Counties, Ridings, Divisions and Places, shall have examined, stated and allowed the Accounts of the said Money so raised, levied and collected for the Year then next and immediately preceding, and certified such Examination of the said Accounts, under the Hands and Seals of four or more such Justices.

EXP. † Sic,

[This Aa is numbered 15 or the Roll, indorsed Fifth Part i Ann.]

CA P. XXIV. An Act to oblige Edward Whitaker to account for such Sums of publick Money as hath+ been received by him.

[Explained, 7 Ann.c.42. pr.]

Anno fecundo & tertio ANNÆ Reginæ.

(A.D. 1703.)

STATUTES made in the Parliament begun at West

minster the twentieth Day of October, in the first Year of the Reign of our Most Gracious, and Excellent Sovereign Lady ANNE, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c. and continued by several Prorogations and Adjournments to and on the third Day of April, in the third Year of the Reign of our said Sovereign Lady Anne; (videlicet) [Here the Roll is indorsed, First Part 2 & 3 Ann. and goes 10

Cap. 3. inclusive.]

CAP. I.
An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty by a Land Tax

to be raised in the Year One thousand seven hundred and
four. 45. in the Pound.

IXP.

EXP.

CA P. II.
An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, by continuing

the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for one
Year.

CAP.

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