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Sect. 58. “No rules or by-laws made by the said court of master, war- 7 & 8 Geo. IV. dens, and assistants, and approved or altered by the said court of mayor c. lxxv. and aldermen, nor any rules or by-laws made by the said court of mayor Bv.

By-laws to be al. and aldermen, by virtue of this act, nor any alteration, amendment, or lowed by one or Tepeal thereof, shall be valid, unless the same respectively shall have been more of the

judges. allowed by his majesty's justices of his Courts of King's Bench or Com.' mon Pleas, or the barons of his majesty's Court of Exchequer, or any one or more of the said justices or barons; and they or any one or more of tbem are and is hereby required, on any request to be made for that purpose from time to time to them or any one or more of them, by or on behalf of the said court of mayor and aldermen, to peruse and examine, without any fee or reward, such rules and by-laws as shall be made, altered, amended, or repealed by the said court of master, wardens, and assistants, and approved of by the said court of mayor and aldermen, and such rules and by-laws as shall be made, altered, amended, or repealed by the said court of mayor and aldermen, in pursuance of this art, and to allow of or refuse to allow the same, as they or any one or more of them shall from time to time think fit."

Sect. 59. “ When and as often as any rules or by-laws shall be made Court of aldermen or altered by the said court of mayor and aldermen as aforesaid, a copy to send copy of

intended by-laws of such intended rules and by-laws, or alterations, shall be sent to and and alterations left with the clerk for the time being of the said company, for the perusal to Watermen's of the said court of master, wardens, and assistants, at least thirty days do

Company thirty

days before al. before the same shall be allowed by the justices and barons aforesaid, or lowed by the any one or more of them as aforesaid, in order that the said court of judges, that the

company may master, wardens, and assistants may submit to the consideration of the submit their and court of mayor and aldermen their objections (if any) to such intended objections, &c. miles and by-laws, or alterations; and in case the said court of master, Tardens, and assistants shall not be satisfied with the determination of the said court of mayor and aldermen, in consequence of any such objecton respectively, then the said court of master, wardens, and assistants may submit such objections to the consideration of the said justices or tarons, or any one or more of them, who shall have been requested as Uoresaid to peruse and examine the same, before such intended rules, bywws, or alterations shall be allowed as aforesaid.” Seet. 60. “All rules and by-laws to be from time to time made, altered, By-laws of the

court of the comor amended by the said court of master, wardens, and assistants, in pur- court

pany, and also of moence of this act, and also all rules and by-laws to be from time to time the court of alBade, altered, or amended by the said court of mayor and aldermen, in dermen, to be

made public. pursuance of this act, within thirty days after the same respectively shall have been allowed and approved of by the said justices and barons, or any one or more of them, as hereinbefore is mentioned, shall be printed and went to the several public offices established by authority of parliament for the administration of justice in the counties of Middlesex and Surrey, to the town-clerk of Gravesend and Milton, and also to the several clerks of the peace of the said counties and places adjoining to the river Thames, to be published in such manner as the court of quarter sessions in those Counties shall direct, and also be made public in such other manner as the saud court of mayor and aldermen shall think proper, and from time to time order and direct." Sect. 61. “It shall be lawful for the said court of mayor and aldermen, Court of alder

men to fix fares and they are hereby empowered, from time to time, at their discretion, tóm limit and fix the price or fare that every freeman of the said company, or apprentice of a freeman, or of a widow of a freeman of the said company, Ball take or be entitled to for his labour in conveying any person or perBons in a wherry or other boat from place to place on the said river, within the limits of this act, and also from time to time to alter such prices or fares, or any of them; and shall lay or cause a list of such prices or fares List of fares to be laid before bis majesty's privy council, to be seen and examined by be allowed by

rivy council. some of the said privy council, who shall allow or refuse to allow of the same, as they shall think proper, and such allowance shall be signified

for watermen.

7 & 8 Geo, IV. under the hands of three of the said privy council at the least; and o c. lxxv.

fares or prices, or any alteration therein, shall be valid, until the sam

shall have been allowed as aforesaid." Penalty on de. Sect. 62. “Every freeman of the said company, and every apprentice o manding more a freeman, or of the widow of a freeman, who shall demand and take for than the fare.

his or their labour or fare, within the limits of this act, more than the sai. prices or sums to be limited and fixed by the said court of mayor an: aldermen, and allowed as aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay for every suci

offence any sum not exceeding 40s. List of fares to be Sect. 63. “The said court of mayor and aldermen shall cause a list of advertised and

the fares or prices to be from time to time limited or fixed as aforesaid made public.

within thirty days next after the same, or any alteration therein shall have been allowed by three or more of the privy council as aforesaid, to be advertised in the London Gazette and two London newspapers, and also to be printed and sent to the several public offices established by authorit: of parliament for the administration of justice in the counties of Middle

sex and Surrey." Lists of fares to Sect. 64. “ The said court of master, wardens, and assistants shall be put up at cer- cause a list of such of the fares and prices to be from time to time limitel tain plying places

es or fixed, and advertised as aforesaid, as they shall think proper, to tu between Chelsea Bridge and Green- painted on boards in legible characters, of such height and size, and set wich, and also

up or affixed at or near such of the plying places within the limits of this half mile posts or piles westward act, in such situations and in such manner as the said court of mayor and of Chelsea Bridge aldermen shall from time to time direct; and shall also cause posts or and eastward of Greenwich.

piles to be placed or driven in or near the banks or sides of the said river
Thames, between Chelsea Bridge and Teddington Lock, and between
Greenwich Hospital stairs and Woolwich, and at such other places, within
the limits of this act, as the said court of mayor and aldermen shall fros
time to time direct, at the distance of half a mile from each other, wits
letters and figures thereon, denoting the distance of every such post or
pile from Chelsea Bridge or Greenwich Hospital stairs respectively, such
letters and figures to be not less than four inches long, and broad in pro-
portion; and to be made of cast iron, raised on an iron plate, or in such
other manner, and to be erected in such situations, as the said court of
mayor and aldermen shall from time to time direct; and the said court
of master, wardens, and assistants, shall from time to time repair and
renew such boards and posts or piles, and keep and continue legible the
list of fares, and letters and figures thereon respectively; and if the said
court shall neglect to set up or affix such board at any plying place at
which the same shall be directed to be set up or affixed, or to place or
drive any such post or pile as aforesaid, or shall not, within fourteen days
after notice in writing from any person or persons, directed to the said
court, shall be left with the clerk of the said company, or at Waterinan's
Hall, that any such board, post, or pile has been destroyed or removed,
or the list, letters, or figures, or any such board, post, or pile, has been
defaced or become illegible, renew or repair, or render the same legible
(as the case may require), the said court for every such offence shall for-
feit and pay the sum of 251., the whole whereof shall go to the person or
persons who shall inform or sue for the same; and if any person or per-
sons shall wilfully break, cut down, pull up, or damage any such board,
post, or pile, or obliterate, deface, spoil, or destroy all or any, or any part
of the list, letters, figures, or marks which shall be painted or affixed
thereon, he or they, being thereof lawfully convicted, shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanour, and be liable to such punishment as in cases
of misdemeanours, at the discretion of the court before whom such
offender shall be tried and convicted ; and on the conviction of every such
offender,'the said court of master, wardens, and assistants shall pay a sumn
of 201., as a reward to the person or persons who shall inform of such
offence, and also pay all the costs in or relating to the prosecution of such
offender or offenders ; and any penalty hereby inflicted on the said court
for not setting up, affixing, or placing, or renewing any such board, post,

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or pile as aforesaid, or repairing or rendering legible any list, letters, or 7 & 8 Geo. IV. figures thereon respectively, as aforesaid, and any reward and costs payable c. lxxv. by the said court, may respectively be recovered by action of debt, bill, plaint, or information, against the said master, wardens, and commonalty, in any of his majesty's courts of record at Westminster, with full costs of suit, wherein no essoign, privilege, protection, wager of law, or more than one imparlance, shall be allowed.”

Sect. 65. “For providing a fund to defray the expenses of erecting and Expenses of maintaining the said boards with the fares painted thereon, and the posts boards and posts

to be defrayed by and piles denoting distances, and the payment of rewards and costs on the a quarterage. conviction of offenders, it shall be lawful for the said court of master, wardens, and assistants to fix and appoint, from time to time, a quarterage or sum of money, not exceeding in amount the sum of 4s. in any year, to be paid by every freeman of the said company at Waterman's Hall, at the same time as any quarterage for the maintenance of the said company shall be payable; and if any freeman of the said company shall neglect or refuse to pay such quarterage or sum of money for the space of three calendar months next after the time to be appointed for payment thereof, such freeman shall be disfranchised, and shall not be allowed to work, row, or navigate any wherry, boat, or other vessel, or to enjoy any of the prinleges of a freeman of the said company, until he shall have paid all arrears thereof."

Sect. 66. "The said court of master, wardens, and assistants shall cause Watermen to a list of the fares limited or fixed and allowed from time to time as afore

carry a list of fares

aud by-laws, sand, together with such (if any) of the provisions contained in this act, und of the by-laws for the time being made or altered by the said court, and by the said court of mayor and aldermen, or either of them, relating to the conduct of the watermen when plying for hire, as the said court of aayor and aldermen shall think proper, to be printed on a card, or otherwise, as the same court shall think fit and direct, and shall cause a copy thereof to be given gratis to every freeman of the said company, upon payment of his quarterage, and shall furnish copies thereof to every such freeman upon payment of the sum of ls. for a dozen copies, and so in proportion for a less number; and every freeman or apprentice shall have a copy thereof in his boat; and if any freeman or apprentice shall not be able, or shall refuse to produce the same to any person by whom a fare shall be payable, or shall produce a false copy thereof, or shall not permit

tiek person to examine the same, then, and in any such case, every such person or passenger is hereby discharged from paying his or her respective fare of passage-money; and the freeman or apprentice so offending shall for every such offence forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding 51."

Sect. 67. “If any freeman of the said company, or any apprentice, who Penalty on water. 2$ or shall be at any stairs or plying-place within the limits of this act, men avoiding or

refusing to take a eball wilfully avoid or attempt to avoid any fare, or passenger or passen- fare; gers, coming to or being at such stairs or plying-place for the purpose of saking a boat or wherry, or shall omit or neglect to ply, or refuse or omit to take such fare, or passenger or passengers, inquiring for or desirous of lazing such boat or wherry, or shall say or represent that he is hired of engaged, when he is not so hired or engaged, or shall not answer When called by the number or numbers of his or their boat or wherry ; then, and in any such case, every such freeman or apprentice so ogending shall forfeit and pay for every such offence any sum not exceeding 51."

dect. 63. “ If any freeman of the said company, or any apprentice, shall or having plied pay any fare, or passenger or passengers, and afterwards refuse to take any fare, shall

refuse cr delay to auch lare, or passenger or passengers, to such place or places as he, she, proceed as diof they shall direct, or shall unnecessarily delay any fare, or passenger or rected. passengers, by not bringing up his boat or wherry for the fare, or passenget or passengers, to get into the same, or shall continue at the stairs or causeway, after such fare, or passenger or passengers, is or are in his boat or wherry, or shall not proceed with due diligence and exertion, and without wilful let or hindrance, to such place or places as the said fare, or

7 & 8 Geo. IV. passenger or passengers, shall lawfully direct; then, and in every such c. lxxv.

case, every such freeman or apprentice so offending shall for every such

offence forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding 51." Penalty on water. Sect. 69. “If any freeman of the said company, or any apprentice, men preventing any other person whomsoever, shall refuse to permit or suffer any person persons reading the names or or persons to read, or shall in anywise hinder any person or persons frco numbers, or re reading, the name and number painted on any wherry, boat, or vessel, 3 fusing to state their names, or

aforesaid, or if any such freeman or apprentice shall refuse to tell h using abusive christian or surname, or the number of his boat, to any person or person language.

who shall demand the same, on being paid any fare or price, or shall, i answer to such demand, give a false name or names, or number, or sha make use of any scurrilous or abusive language to any passenger or per son; then, and in every such case, every such freeman or apprentice, an other person so offending, shall forfeit and pay for every such offence an

sum not exceeding 51." Saving the powers Sect. 70. Provided, “That nothing in this act contained shall extend : of the master, abridge or alter any of the powers or authorities vested in the mastet &c., of the Trinity House in licensing

wardens, and assistants of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond, in ar mariners, by an act of parliament inade and passed in the eighth year of the rein

of queen Elizabeth, intituled, “An Act concerning Sea-marks and Mari ners;' nor shall any mariner or mariners, licensed or to be licensed b the said master, wardens, and assistants of the Trinity House, to ros o use any boat or wherry on the said river Thames, or any of the men em ployed by the said master, wardens, and assistants of the Trinity House, i rowing or using any ballast lighters or boats on the said river, be subject, by reason of any matter, clause, or thing herein contained, to the rules, orders or government of the said court of mayor and aldermen, or of the sau master, wardens, and assistants of the said company, or to any penalty

imposed by this act, except as hereinafter is mentioned.” Corporation of the Sect. 71. Provided, “That the said master, wardens, and assistants a Trinity House to the Trinity House of Deptford Strond shall have such and the like powe have the same power to make and authority to make and set down in writing, alter, amend, repeal, an by-laws for their make void, rules and by-laws for the government and regulation of the mariners, as is

mariners licensed or to be licensed by them, and the men employed by vested in the court of aldermen them on the said river, and the boats, vessels, and other craft to be rows with respect to

and worked by such mariners and men, as is hereinbefore given to the said court of mayor and aldermen with respect to the government and regulation of the freemen of the said company, and their widows and af prentices; and such rules or by-laws shall be approved or altered, anu advertised, in the like manner as is hereinbefore required with respect to

the rules or by-laws to be made by the said court of mayor and aldermen." Copy of intended Sect. 72. Provided, “ That when and as often as any rules or by-laws by-laws and alter- shall be made or altered by the said master, wardens, and assistants of ations of the Trinity House to the Trinity House as aforesaid, a copy of such intended rules and by-law's, be sent to the or alterations, shall be sent to and left with the town-clerk of the city of town clerk of

London, or at his office, and another copy thereof with the clerk for the London and the Watermen's time being of the said company, or at Waterman's Hall, for the perusal Company, thirty of the said court of mayor and aldermen, and the said court of master, days before al. lowed by the

wardens, and assistants respectively, at least thirty days before the same judges.

shall be allowed by the justices or barons aforesaid, or any one or more of them as aforesaid, in order that the said court of mayor and aldermen and the said court of master, wardens, and assistants, or either of thein, may submit their objections (if any) to such intended rules and by-law's, or alterations, to the consideration of the said justices or barons, or any one or more of them, who shall have been requested as aforesaid to peruse and examine the same, before such intended rules, by-laws, or alterationis

shall be allowed, as aforesaid.” Mariners licensed Sect. 73. Provided, “That the prices or fares to be limited and fixed by by the Trinity

the said court of mayor and aldermen, and allowed and advertised as House to be limited to the aforesaid, shall be binding upon the mariners licensed or to be licensed same fares as by the said master, wardens, and assistants of the said Trinity House ;

and they shall be subject to the like penalties for demanding and taking

watermen,

watermen.

sonment,

more than such prices or fares as are hereby inflicted on the freemen of 7 & 8 Geo. IV. the said company for the like offence."

c. lxxv. Sect. 74.“ In case any freeman of the said company, or any appren

Lord mayor, al. tace or other person or persons, shall offend against this act, or any rules dermen, &c.' or by-laws which shall be made by the said court of mayor and aldermen, may summon and or by the said court of master, wardens, and assistants, or by the master, apprehend water

men and others, wardens, and assistants of the said Trinity House, and respectively and punish them approved in pursuance of this act, it shall be lawful for the said lord by fine or impri. maya, recorder, or any one alderman of the said city of London, or for any justice of the peace for the respective counties and places next adjording to the said river of Thames, at and between Yantlet Creek and Windsor, and every of them, within his several and respective jurisdiction, and for any justice of the peace acting in and for the corporation, villages, and parishes of Gravesend and Milton within his jurisdiction which shall include for the purposes of this act any part of the said river between Broadness Point, in the Northfleet Hope, in the said county of Kent, and Yantlet Creek aforesaid), and he respectively is hereby Tequired, upon complaint made of any such offence or misbehaviour connitted within his said respective jurisdiction, within thirty days after the commission of any such offence or misbehaviour, to cause the offender coffenders to be summoned personally, or by leaving such summons at his, ber, or their last or usual respective place of abode, to appear and answer the said complaint; and if any freeman, apprentice, or other person, being duly summoned as aforesaid, shall refuse or neglect to appear and answer to any complaint or complaints made against him, her, or teem, for any offence or offences committed by him, her, or them against this act, or the said rules or by-laws, or any of them, it shall be lawful for the said lord mayor, recorder, alderman, or justice respectively, in his respective jurisdiction as aforesaid, to issue his warrant for apprehending such freeman, apprentice, or other person, upon oath being made of the service of such summons, and to cause the party so offending or misbeharing to be brought before him; and the party accused being before such Lord mayor, recorder, alderman, or justice respectively, either by means

soch summons or of such warrant or warrants, as aforesaid, he respecEvely is hereby authorized and required to examine upon oath the complainant, or any witness or witnesses, touching such offence or misbehaTour; and, if the party or parties accused shall be convicted of any such #ence or misbehaviour, either by his, her, or their own confession, or by the oath or affirmation, if a Quaker, of the complainant, or of one or more credible witness or witnesses, it shall be lawful for the said lord mayor, recorder, alderman, or justice respectively, to impose a fine upon such utender or offenders for the said offence, not exceeding the penalty or penalties inflicted or to be inflicted by this act, or the said rules or byas to be made and approved of, as aforesaid, or any of them ; and if the person or persons so convicted shall not forthwith pay the penalty or forletture so imposed upon him, her, or them, it shall be lawful for the said ūd mayor, recorder, alderman, or justice, and he is hereby required, by wurant under his hand and seal, to cause the same to be levied, together with the costs attending the information, summons, warrant and convictara, by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the party offending, and the overplus (if any,) after such penalty or forfeiture and costs, and de charges of such distress and sale, are deducted, shall be returned upon demand unto the owner or owners of such goods and chattels; and in Cote such penalty or forfeiture and costs shall not be forthwith paid upon conviction, then it shall be lawful for such lord mayor, recorder, alderGall, or justice, to order the offender or offenders so convicted to he deSubed and kept in safe custody until return can be conveniently inade to Eich warrant of distress, unless the offender or offenders shall give sufficent security, to the satisfaction of such lord mayor, recorder, alderman, " justice, for his or their appearance on such day or days as shall be appointed for the return of such warrant of distress, such day or days

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