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Laws then in force, are exempted from the Duties thereby grante ed, shall be extended to all such Currans as after the five and twentieth Day of March One thoufand seven hundred and fix, shall be imported in Ships belonging to any of the Subjects of the Republick of Venice, so that they also Thall be exempted from Payment of the Subsidy granted by that Act; any Thing therein contained to the contrary notwithstanding. [This Sedion exs plained, 8 Ann. 6.13. $ 21.] “ Duties on Coal, Culm, &c. continued from 14 May 1708 to 30 “ Seplember 1710. § 4. Clauses, &c. in former Ad, 9 & 10W.3. C. 13. revived for levying the Duties on this Act. 5:5&6 " W. & M.c.7. Excise on Beer, Ale, &c. to be paid from 17 May 1713, during 95 Years. $ 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 (a). Duties on Beer, Ale, &c. to be levied as under “ 5&6W. & M.c.7.-16. For Payment of Annuities, the “ Monies arising by this Act, and by 566W. & M. 6. 7. after Payment of Annuities, &c. to be paid into the Exchequer “ Weekly: $ 17. And entered apart. s 18. Officers to be ap“ pointed for raising the Duties. Penalties on Neglect according

to 9 & 10 W. 3.6.44.- 19. The Monies arising by this Act, “ to be the general Fund, &c. and not to be diverted, under Pe“ nalty. 20. Sum to be raised. How applied. Any Persons may ad vance Monies amounting to 2,855,7611

. 165. 2d. for “ purchasing Annuities for ninety nine years, from the 25th of March 1706, at fifteen Years and an Half Purchase. Not to exceed 184,2421. 145. per Annum, payable quarterly: $21. (b). “ Contributors' Names to be entered, &c. and also the Sums, “ paid. Ý 22. The Annuitics charged upon, and to be paid pre: ferably out of the Duties and other Monies by this A't raised and appointed to be paid. $ 23. Overplus-monies, if any, dis

poseable by Parliament. 24. Contributors to have sure Es.

tates in the Annuites purchased by them free from Taxes. “ 25. And to have Tallies, &c. and Orders for Payment. No. '" Lord Treasurer, &c. to revoke the same. § 26. 61. per Cent. " allowed for prompt Payment, to i May 1706. $ 27. Annu“ ities assignable, and Entry to be made, &c. Affidavits to be “ filed. In Default of Devise, Intereft to go to Executors, &c. “ Ý 28. Guardians may apply in purchase for Infants, &c. 150l. “ and be for so much discharged. \ 29. Exchequer Officers to take no Fee, on Penalty, &c. Plaintiff in Action for the same “ to have full Coits. In case of Collufion, any other Contributor

may bring an Action. Ø 30. No Purchase unless one fourth “ be paid by 1 May 1706. | 31. One fourth advanced before “ 1 May 1706, and the reit not paid as limited, forfeited. $ 32. “ Salaries to Officers, Clerks, &c. out of the said weekly Pay“ ments into Exchequer. \ 33. 8s. a Gallon on Brandy, &c. “ brought from Guernsey, Jersey, Sark or Alderney. Ý 34. (c) “ Merchants’ Bonds for Customs, payable before the fixth of “ February 1705, and remain yet unsatisfied ; in case principal “ Money be paid by i June 1706, such Bonds to be delivered

up. If not paid, to be in Force. Lord Treasurer, &c. r may remit Intereit, &c. $ 35. (a) [These Duties made perpelual, 1 G. 1. Stat. 2. c. 12. V 8. and Part of the aggregate Funil. Made to cease as to Excise Dutias,

27 G. 3.

Bonds for Com. panies Duties, not to be dilcharged.

27 G. 3. c. 13. $ 35. 43 G. 3. c. 69. 01. and as to Custom Duties, 27 G. 3. 6.13: 1. 43 G. 3. c. 68. s 1. 49 G. 3. c.98. $1.] (6) [By 6 G. 1. c.4. 91. The South Sea Company may take in these Annuities.] (o) [Made to cease, 27 G. 3. 6.13. $ 35. 43 G. 3. c. 69. 1.]

XXXVI. Provided always, That this Act, or any Thing therein contained, shall not extend to discharge the Interest upon any Bond or Bonds, entred into for the Duties of any Goods or Merchandizes imported by any Corporation or Company of Merchants trading by any Charter upon a joint Stock; any Thing herein to the contrary notwithitanding. [For the Appropriation of the Surplus Monies of this Ad jee

6 Ann. c.5. 1, 2. 1 G. 1. Stat. 2. c. 12. Ø 7.]

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CA P. VII.
An Act for making the Town of New Rofs, in the County

of Wexford in the Kingdom of Ireland, a Port for the

exporting Wool from Ireland into this Kingdom. :WHE

HEREAS by an Act passed in this Kingdom in the

tenth and eleventh Years of the Reign of His late Ma. jesty King William the Third, intituled, An Ax to prevent tle Exportation of Wool out of the Kingdoms of Ireland and Eng. • land into foreign Parts, and for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures in the Kingdom of England, it is, amongit • other Things, enacted, That all the Wool and the Manufactures • thereof, in the faid A&t particularly specified, as Mould, from • Time to Time be exported from the said Kingdom of Ireland • into the Ports of this Kingdom or Dominion of Wales, • should be shipped off, and entred at the Ports of Dublin, Waterford, Toughall, Kingfale, Cork and Drogheda in the said

Kingdom of Ireland, and at or from no other Port or Place • within the said Kingdom, under great Penalties to every • Offender against the said Act: and whereas the Town of New Ross, in the County of Wexford, in the said Kingdom of Ireland, is in the faine Harbour with the Port of the City of Waterford, and before the passing of the faid Act hath always

had Liberty to export the faid Commodities directly into this

Kingdom but the said Town not being particularly named " in the said Act, some Doubt hath ariien whether the said • Commodities may be exported thence :' therefore to prevent all Doubt for the future concerning the same, be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excelient Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament afienbled, and by the Authority of the fame, That at all Times from and after the four and twentieth Day of June One thousand feven hundred and fix, it shall and may be lawful to and for all and every Perfon and Persons whomsoever, to ship off, enter and export, from the Town of New Rojs, all the said Commodities in ihe faid recited Act particularly mentioned, and to import the fame into any of the Ports of Biddeford, Barntable, Minhead, Bridgwater, Bristol, Milford Haven, Chester and Lever. poole, in the same Manner as if the said Town of Ross had been particularly named for Exportation of the said Commodities in

the

Town of New Roís made a Puri for exporting Wool truin keland

the said former Act ; any Law or Statute to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.

CAP. VIII.
An Ad for the better Security of Her Majesty's Person and

Government, and of the Succession to the Crown of Eng

land in the Protestant Line. : ,

POR the better Security of our Moft Gracious Sovereign's • Crown of England in the Protestant Line, as it is now by the · Laws and Statutes of this Realm settled, limited and ap

pointed ;' Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and of the Commons, in this present Parliament

Declaring by assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That if any Writing, &c. Person or Persons from and after the five and twentieth Day That the Queen of March, that shall be in the Year of our Lord One thousand is not lawsul feven hundred and fix, mall maliciously, advisedly and directly, Queen, or that by Writing or Printing, declare, maintain and afirm, That our Prince of Wales Sovereign Lady the Queen that now is, is not the lawful or hath any Right rightful Queen of thele Realms, or that the pretended Prince to the Crowa, of Wales, who now styles himself King of England, by the Name &c. of James the Third, hath any Right or Title to the Crown of these Realms, or that any other Person or Persons hath or have any Right or Title to the same, otherwise than according to an At of Parliament made in the first Year of the Reign of Their 1 W. & M. late Majeities King William and Queen Mary, of ever blessed Seli. 2. c. 2. and glorious Memory, intituled, An Aa declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succeffion of the Crown ; 12 & 13 W. 3. and one other Act made in the twelfth Year of the Reign of c. 2. His faid late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, An Ax for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject; or that the Kings or Queens of England, with and by the Authority of the Parliament of England, are not able to make Laws and Statutes of sufficient Force and Validity to limit and bind the Crown of this Realm, and the Descent, Limitation, Inheritance and Government thereof, every such Person or Persons shall be guilty of High Treason, High Treason. and being thereof convicted and attainted, according to the Laws · and Statutes of this Realm, shall be deemed and adjudged Traytors, and shall fuffer Pains of Death, and all Losses and Forfeitures, as in Case of High Treason.

II. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, Declaring hy That if any Person or Persons shall from and after the faid five preaching, &c. and twentieth Day of March, maliciously and directly, by the Queen not

lawful Queen, preaching, teaching or advised speaking, declare, maintain and affirm, That our Sovereign Lady the Queen that now is, is not · the lawful or rightful Queen of these Realms, or that the pretended Prince of Wales, who now styles himself King of England, by the Name of James the Third, hath any Right or Title to the Crown of these Realms, or that any other Person or Persons hath or have any Right or Title to the same, otherwise than according to an Act of Parliament made in the first Year of the Reign of Their : W. & M. faid late Majelties King William and Queen Mary, intituled, Ain Sell. 2. 6. 20

A

&c.

C. 2.

A& declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subje&, and settling

the Succession of the Crown; and one other Act made in the 12 & 13 W. 3. twelfth Year of the Reign of His faid late Majesty King William

the Third, intituled, “An for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subjed, or that the Kings or Queens of England, with and by the Authority of the Parliament of England, are not able to make Laws and Statutes of sufficient Force and Validity to limit and bind the Crown of this Realm, and the Descent, Limitation, Inheritance and Government thereof, every such Person or Per.

fons, being thereof lawfully convicted, shall incur the Danger and Præmunire. Penalty of Premunire, mentioned in the Statute of Premunire, 16 R. 2. C.S.

made in the fixteenth Year of the Reign of King Richard the

Second. Proyiso.

III. Provided always, and be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no Person shall be prosecuted by virtue of this Act for any Words spoken, unless the Information of such Words be given upon Oath to one or more Justice or Justices of the

Peace, within three Days after such Words spoken, and the Prosecution. Prosecution of such Offence be within Three Months after such

Information; and that no Person shall be convicted by virtue of this Act, for any such Words spoken, but by the Oaths of two

credible Witnesses. Parliament not IV. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, diffolved by the That this present Parliament or any other Parliament which shall Queen's Death, hereafter be summoned and called by Her Majesty Queen Anne,

Her Heirs or Successors, shall not be determined or diffolved by the Death or Demise of Her faid Majefty, Her Heirs or Succeflors, but such Parliament Mall and is hereby enacted to continue, and is hereby impowered and required, if fitting at the Time of such Demise, immediately to proceed to act, notwithstanding such Death or Demise, for and during the Time of fix Months and no longer, unless the same shall be fooner prorogued or diffolved by such Person to whom the Crown of this Realm of England shall come, remain and be according to the Acts for limiting and settling the Succeffion above mentioned: And if the said Parliament shall

be so prorogued, then it shall meet and fit on and upon the Day but to continue unto which it shall be prorogued, and continue for the Residue for fix Months of the said Time of fix Montlis, unless sooner prorogued or after, &c.

diffolved, as aforesaid. Parliament to V. And it is hereby further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, meet iminedi. That if there be a Parliament in Being at the Time of the Death ately after the

of Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors; but the fame happens Queen's Death. to be separated by Adjournment or Prorogation, such Parliament

fall immediately after Tuch Demise, meet, convene and fit, and Hall act notwithstanding luch Death or Demise, for and during the Time of fix Months, and no longer, unless the same shall be

sooner prorogued or dissolved, as aforesaid. In case of no VI. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforefaid, Parliament, last That in case there is no Parliament in Being at the Time of such preceding to

Demise, that has met and sat, then the latt preceding Parliament shall immediately convene and fit at WcJiminler, and be a Parliament to continue, as aforesaid, to all Intents and Purposes, as if the faid Parliament had never been dissolved; but subject to be

prorogued

mcet.

prorogued and diffolved, as aforesaid.

[This Clanfe the same as 6 Ann. c. 7. $ 6. which is repealed 37 G. 3. c. 127. j*2.]

VII. Provided always, and it is hereby declared, That nothing Act not to in this Act contained, shall extend or be construed to extend to abridge the alter or abridge the Power of the Queen, Her Heirs or Succeffors,

Queen's Porrer

te prorogue, &c. to prorogue or diffolve Parliaments, nor to repeal or make void Parliaments, &c. one Ad of Parliament made in the fixth and seventh Years of 6& 7 W. 3. C. 2. the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, An Ad for the frequent meeting and calling of Parliaments; But that the said Aa Thall continue in Force in every Thing that is not contrary to or inconsistent with the Direction of this Act.

VIII. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the Privy Council of Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, Privy Council Thall not be determined or dissolved by the Death or Demise of not dissolvcd by Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors; but such Privy Council Queen's Death, shall continue and act as such, by the Space of fix Months next after such Demise, unless sooner determined by the next Successor, to whom the imperial Crown of this Realm is limited and appointed to go, remain or descend ; nor shall the Office or Place nor Great Offiof Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Eng- cers, land, or of Lord High Treasurer of England, Lord President of the Council, Lord Privy Seal, Lord High Admiral of England, or of any of the Great Officers of the Queen or King's Houshold for the Time being ; nor shall any Office, Place or Imployment, nor Officers civil or military, within the Kingdoms of England or Ireland, civil or military Dominion of Wales, Town of Berwick upon Tweed, Isles of Jerfey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark, or any of Her Majesty's Plantations, become void, by reason of the Demise or Death of Her prefent Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, Queens or Kings of this Realm ; but the said Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, the Lord High Treasurer of England, the Lord President of the Council, the Lord Privy Seal, the Lord High Admiral of England, the Great Officers of the Houshold, and every other Person and Persons in any of the Offices, Places and Imployments aforesaid, shall continue in their respective Offices, Places and Imployments, for the Space of fix Months next after luch Death or Demise, unless sooner removed and discharged by the next in Succession, as aforesaid.

IX. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid; Great Seal, &c. That the Great Seal of England, the Privy Seal, Privy Signet, to be used. and all other publick Seals in being, at the Time of the Demise of Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, shall continue and be made use of, as the respective Seals of the Successor, until fuch Succeffor shall give Order to the contrary.

X. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, Upon Queen's That whenfoever Her Majesty (whom God long preserve) shall Death, Privy happen to demise and depart this Life, without Iflue of Her Councilto cause

the nex: ProlerBody, the Privy Council in being at the Time of such Demise of Her Majesty, ihall, with all convenient Speed, cause the next be proclaimed, Protestant Successor, entitled to the Crown of England by virtue of the Acts before mentioned, to be openly and solemnly proclaimed in England and Ireland, in such Manner and Form as the preceding Kings and Queens of England respectively have been usually proclaimed after the Demise of their respective Predecessors ; and that all and every Member and Members of the said

tant Succeffor to

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