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to 'him, her or them that shall sue for the same in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record, by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint or Information, wherein no Efroin, Protection or Wager of Law Hall be allowed, or more that one Imparlance ; any Thing herein contained, or any Law or Statute to the contrary thereof in any wife notwithstanding.

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An Act to repeal the Act made in the last Seflion of Par-

liament, intituled, An Act for Relief of Creditors, by making
Composition with their Debtors, in café twa Thirds in Num-
ber and Value do agree.

in of present Parliament, held in the eighth and ninth Years • of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Aa for Relief of Creditors, by making Compositions with their Debtors, in case two

Thirds in Number and Value do agree, hath not answered the • End for which the same was intended, in regard that notwith

standing the Provisions in the said Act for preventing Frauds in • the making such Compositions, many fraudulent Practices have : been committed, by making pretended Agreements with Persons • who were not real Creditors, and for greater Advantages than • what were expressed in such Compositions; which Practices have

(as there is just Cause to fear) occafioned much Perjury :' For Remedy whereof be it enacted by the King's Moft Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That from and after the twenty-fourth Day of June in the Year of our Lord One thousand six hundred ninety and eight, the said Act, and every Clause, Matter and Thing therein contained shall be repealed, determined and of na Force. “ But not to make void Agreements, &c. nor Orders for Dir. ! charge of Prisoner, nor to discharge Penalties, before 24th June “ 1698. § 2. EXP. Release and Discharge before 24th Juns 1698, on faļse Qath to be void. $ 3. EXP.

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An Act for increasing His Majesty's Duties upon Luftrings

and Alamodes.

HEREAS the wrought Silks, commonly called Luftrings

and Alamodes, under the Name of wrought Şilks, in and • by the Book of Rates referred to in the Act of Tunnage and

Poundage, which was made and passed in the twelfth Year • of the Reign of His late Majesty King Charles the Second, were • valued at forty Shillings the Pound Weight, containing six• teen Ounces; and according to that Valuation are and will be • liable to pay several Subsidies, additional and other Duties or • Impositions to Your Majesty, by virtue of several Acts of Par. • liament since that Time made and passed, referring to the faid • Book of Rates for the Value of to faid Silks ;' We Your Majesty's most dutiful and 1 wyal Subjects, the Commons of England in Parliament allembled, being sensible that the said Silks, called


Luftrings and Alamodes, were much undervalued in the said Book, and that the same are ordinarily of a much higher Value than forty Shillings for such a Pound Weight as aforesaid, do therefore in all Humility grant, that Your Majetty's Duties for and upon all Luftrings and Alamodes imported, now payable by or according to the said Valuation of forty Shillings the Pound Weight, shall be increased, answered and paid according to the Valuation hereinafter mentioned, and be it enacted by the King's Moft Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by Authority of the same, That all Luftrings and Alamodes, which from and after the four and Luftrings and twentieth Day of June One thousand fix hundred ninety eight, Alamodes imlaall be imported or brought into the Kingdom of England, 4l. per Ib. wt.&c. Dominion of Wales, or Town of Berwick upon Tweed, shall be valued at four Pounds for every Pound Weight, containing fixteen Ounces as aforesaid: And His Majesty's several Subsidies, additional and other Duties and Impositions as aforesaid, during the Continuance of the same respectively, shall be collected, paid and answered for and upon the said Luftrings and Alamodes, according to the said Valuations of four Pounds for every Pound Weight, as if the same had been originally inserted in the said Book of Rates, and had been particularly referred to (inttead of the faid Rate of forty Shillings) in the several Acts before mentioned: And that according to the same Rules and Methods, and with such or the like Allowances, and under such Penalties and Forfeitures, as are by the said Acts, and every or'any of them prescribed, for the respective Duties on the said Commodities; any Thing therein contained to the contrary not withitand


[The Rules annexed to the Book of Rates repealed, 27 G. 3.c. 13. , 31. and the above Duty made to cease, 27 G. 3. c. 13. ” 1. 43 G. 3. 4.68.9 1. 49 G. 3. c.98. 01.]

An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One thousand

fix hundred ninety eight, although the Month's Pay for-
merly advanced be not paid t.

+ Sic.

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An Ad for the more effectual suppressing of Blasphemy and


[See the Note preceding Cap. 35.] W "

many avowed and published many blasphemous and impious Opinions, contrary to the Doctrines and Principles of the • Chriftian Religion, greatly tending to the Dishonour of Al• mighty God, and I may prove destructive to the Peace and Sifon • Welfare of this Kingdom: Wherefore for the more effectual • suppressing of the said detestable Crimes, Be it enacted by the King's Moft Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Content of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons,


in this present Parliament afsembled, and by the Authority of the Persons denying fame, That if any Person or Persons, having been educated in, or the Trinity, &c. at any Time having made Profeffion of the Christian Religion

within this Realm, shall by Writing, Printing, Teaching, or advised Speaking, deny any one of the Persons in the Holy Trinity to be God, or shall assert or maintain there are more Gods than one, or shall deny the Christian Religion to be true, or the Holy Scriptures of the old and New Testament to be of Divine Authority, and shall upon Indictment or Information in any of His Majesty's Courts at Weltminier, or at the Aflizes, be thereof lawfully convicted by the Oath of two or more credible Witneffes ; such Person or Persons for the first Offence thall be adjudged incapable and disabled in Law, to all intents and Purposes whatsoever, to have or enjoy any Office or Offices, Employment or Employments, ecclesiastical, civil or military, or any Part in them, or any Profit or Advantage appertaining to them, or any of them : And if any Person or Perlons so convicted as aforesaid, shall at the Time of his or their Conviction,

enjoy or poffefs any Office, Place or Employment, such Office, Penalty.

Place or Employment shall be void, and is hereby declared Second Convic void : And if such Person or Persons shall be a second Time law

fully convicted as aforesaid, of all or any the aforesaid Crime or Crimes, that then he or they shall from thenceforth be disabled to fue, prosecute, plead or use any Action or Information in any Court of Law or Equity, or to be Guardian of any Child

or Executor or Administrator of any Person, or capable of any Penalty. Legacy or Deed of Gift, or to bear any Office, civil or mili

tar;, or Benefice ecclefiaftical for ever within this Realm, and fhail also suffer Imprisonment for the Space of three Years, with

out Bail or Mainprize, from the Time of such Conviction. In what Cafe II. Provided always, and be it enacted by the Authority afore. no Proiccution. faid, That no Perfon Mall be prosecuted by virtue of this Act,

for any Words spoken, unless the Information of such Words shall be given upon Oath before one or more Jultice or Justices of the Peace, within four Days after tuch Words spoken, and the Prosecution of such Offeace be within three Months after

such Information. In what Care

III. Provided also, and be it enacted by the Authority afore, Perfon the said, That any Person or Persons, convicted of all or any of the firit Offence dil- aforesaid Crime or Crimes, in Manner as aforesaid, shall for the charged from Pewalty, &c.

firft Offence (upon his, her or their Acknowledgment and Renunciation of such Offence or erroneous Opinions, in the same Court where such Person or Perfons was or were convicted, as afore. faid, within the Space of four months after his, her or their Con, viction) be discharged from all Penalties and Disabilities incurred by such Conviction : any Thing in this Act contained to the contrary thereof in any wife notwithtanding.

CA P. XXXIII. . EXP. An Aå to stop the coining Farthings and Halfpence for one



An Act for the better and more orderly Payment of the EXP.

Lottery Tickets now payable out of certain additional
Duties of Excise, and of other Annuities lately payable
out of Tunnage Duties.

1. 20.

[Here the Roll is indorsed, Sixth Part 9 W.3. and goes to Cap.
40. inclusive, and including also cc. 32, 33, and 34, which are
sumbered 4, 5, and 6, on the Roll, and the Title is repeated.]

An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the charging,

collecting and paying the Duties upon Marriages, Births,

Burials, Batchelors and Widowers. : FOR TOR the better preventing of Frauds and Abuses in the

charging, collecting, levying, paying and accounting for • the several Duties granted by an Ad of Parliament made and • passed in the fixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An 6 & 7 W. 3. na for granting to His Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon

c. 6. Marriages, Births and Burials, and upon Batchelors and Wi' dowers, for the Term of five Years, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour ; and which by an Ac made and • passed in the eighth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Aa for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds therein 8 & 9 W. 3. mentioned, and for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of · England, and for raising the publick Credit, are continued until • the first Day of August, which shall be in the Year of our • Lord One thousand seven hundred and fix; And to the end • the Produce of the said Duties may be answered (better than • the fame hath been hitherto) into the Exchequer, for or towards • the Satisfaction of the Principal and Interest Monies charged • thereupon :' Be it enacted, &c. “ Powers in 6 & 7W.3. c. 6. 7 & 8 W.3.C.-35. and 8 & 9 W.3.

c. 20. relating to the Duties on Marriages, &c. to be put in “ Execution, &c. Ý 1. From 24th June 1699, Justices of Peace " to be Commissioners for this Act. 2. Ecclesiastical Persons " to set down the Degrees, &c. of every Person christned, &c, " and Burial of the Heir, &c. and on Birth, the Father's and " Mother's Name, &c. and on Marriage, the Place of Abode “ of the Husband, &c. Penalty. Person who ought to pay “ the Duty, to give an Account of the Degree of the Perlon 66 buried, &c. Penalty. $ 3.

IV. And it is hereby enacted and declared, That the Words Ecclefiaftical Persons in this Act, and Persons in Holy Orders in the said former Acts, and every of them, shall be understood so as to comprehend Bishops in all Cases where any Marriages are celebrated, or the Offices for any or Burials are performed by them. [The rest of the Ad containing Regula, pions refpeâing the Duties is expired.]

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An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in the

New Forest in the County of Southampton.
ORASMUCH as the Woods and Timber, not only in the

faid New Forest, but in this Kingdom in general, hath of • late Years been much wasted and impaired, and the said Foreit, • that might be of great Use and Conveniency for Supply of His . Majesty's Royal Navy, is in Danger of being destroyed, if • fome speedy Course be not taken to restore and preserve the • Growth of Timber there :' Be it therefore enačied by the King's Moit Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Content of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons,

in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of 2000 Acres,

the same, That two thousand Acres, Part of the Waste Lands Part of the New of the said New Forest, shall be inclosed and kept in Severalty Foreit in HimpThire, to be ine for the Growth and Preservation of Timber, for Supply of His cloted for the Majesty's faid Navy Royal ; and that it shall and may be lawful Growth of

to and for His Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors, to inclose, Timber, &c. and fet out by

sever and improve, within and out of the Parts or Places of the Commithioners,

Wafte Lands of the said New Forest (the whole containing by &c.

Estimation eighty five thousand four hundred fifty four Acres) the full Quantity of two thousand Acres, Statute Measure, the same to be set out by virtue of His Majesty's Commission to be directed to fix or more such Persons as His Majesty shall think fit (whereof two, which shall execute such Commission, to be Justices of the Peace for the said County of Southampton, not being Officers of the said Forest) out of such Part and Places in the laid Forest as shall he found or esteemed by the said Com. missioners, or any three or more of them, to be most convenient to be inclosed, and to be most apt and meet to produce Wood and Timber, for the future Benefit of the Kingdom, and may be

best spared from the Commons and Highways of the County : Inclosures, how which' said Inclosure of two thousand Acres shall be made in to be made.

Manner following ; that is to say, one thousand of the said Acreş shall be forthwith admeasured by a sworn Surveyor, and set out and iuclosed, butted and bounded, and the Quantities, Butts and Boundaries thereof returned into His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, there to remain of Record for ever, and the remaining one thousand Acres from and immediately after the Determination of the first Session of Parliament, which shall be held after the Year of our Lord One thousand six hundred ninety nine, shall be in like Manner admeasured by a sworn Surveyor, and set out and inclosed, butted and bounded, and the Quantities, Butts

and Boundaries thereof returned into the said Court of Exche. 200 Acres more quer, there to remain of Record ; and also it shall be lawful in to be inclosed like Manner to inclose two hundred Acres more of the Wafte in yearly for 20

the said Forest, yearly and every Year, for the Term or Space of Years,&c.

twenty Years, from and after the Time that the several Inclosures

of the faid two thousand Acres, above mentioned, shall be made Possession of the and compleated, as aforesaid ; and the said Inclosures fo set out

and made, as aforesaid, to remain in Severalty in the actual Pos session of the Crown for ever, freed and discharged of and from all Manner of Right, Title and Pretence whatsoever, according



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