§ Passed in the First Session of the Sixth Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.—59 GEO. III. A. D. 1819.
§ 1. An Act to provide for the care of his majesty's royal person during the continuance of his majesty's illness.
§ 2. For reviving and further continuing, until the first clay of May 1819, an Act made in the fifty-first year of his present majesty, intituled 'an Act to extend an act made in 'the 18th year of his late majesty king 'George the second, to explain and amend 'the laws touching the elections of the 'knights of the shire to serve in parliament 'for England, respecting the expenses of 'hustings and poll clerks so far as regards 'the city of Westminster.'
§ 3. For continuing to his majesty certain duties on malt, sugar, tobacco, and snuff, in Great Britain; and on pensions, offices, and personal estates, in England; for the service of the year 1819.
§ 4. For raising the sum of twenty millions, by exchequer bills, for the service of the year 1819.
§ 5. To ascertain the tonnage of vessels propelled by steam.
§ 6. To enable his majesty to direct the distribution of any reward awarded by the commissioners of the customs of excise to the officers of the army, navy, or marines, for apprehending smugglers, in such manner as his majesty shall be pleased to appoint.
§ 7. To regulate the cutlery trade in England.
§ 8. To continue, until the 05th of March 1820, an act of the last session of parliament, for preventing aliens from becoming naturalized or being made or becoming denizens, except in certain cases.
§ 9. For punishing mutiny and desertion; and for the better payment of the army and their quarters.
§ 10. For the regulating of his majesty's royal marine forces while on shore.
§ 11. To indemnify such persons in the United Kingdom as have omitted to qualify themselves for offices and employments, and for extending the time limited for certain of those purposes respectively, until the 25th of March 1820, and to permit such persons in Great Britain as have omitted to make and file affidavits of the execution of indentures of clerks to attornies and solicitors, to make and file the same on or before the first day of Hilary Term 1820, and to allow persons to make and file such affidavits, although the persons whom they served shall have neglected to take out their annual certificates.1574
§ 12. To amend the laws for the relief of the poor.
§ 13. To continue two acts of the 66th and 58th years of his present majesty, for reducing the duties payable on horses used for the purposes therein mentioned, to the 5th of April 1821; and to reduce the duties chargeable under certain acts of the 48th and 52nd years of his present majesty, in respect of certain horses, mares, geldings and mules.
§ 14. To continue, until the first day of July 1823, an act of the '16th year of his present majesty, for permitting the exportation of wool from the British plantations in America.
§ 15. To continue, until the 1st of July 1821, an act of the 54th year of his present majesty, for granting certain duties on merchandise imported into Ireland from any place within the limits of the chartergranted to the united company of merchants of England trading to the East Indies.
§ 16. To carry into effect the treaty with the Netherlands, relating to the slave trade.
§ 17. To amend an act of last session of parliament, for carrying into execution a convention made between his majesty and the king of Portugal, for the preventing the traffic in slaves.
§ 18. To make perpetual an act of the 44th year of his present majesty for permitting the exportation of salt from the port of Nassau in the island of New Providence, the port of Exuma and the port of Crooked Island in the Bahama Islands, in American ships coming in ballast.
§ 19. To render, until the 5th of July 1820, the growing produce of the consolidated fund of the united kingdom, arising in Great Britain, available for the public service.
§ 20. To enable the commissioners of his majesty's Treasury to issue exchequer bills, on the credit of such aids or supplies as have been or shall be granted by parliament for the service of the year 1819.
§ 21. To amend several acts for purchasing an estate for the duke of Wellington.
§ 22. For the further regulation of his majesty's household, and the care of his royal person, during the continuance of his indisposition.
§ 23. To restrain, until the end of the present session of parliament, the governor and company of the Bank of England from making payments in cash under certain notices given by them for that purpose.1575
§ 24. To restrain, until the end of the present session of parliament, the governor and company of the Bank of Ireland from making payments in the gold coin of this realm, under certain notices given by them.
§ 25. To enable his majesty to fix the rate and direct the disposal of freight money, for the conveyance of specie and jewels on board his majesty's ships and vessels.
§ 26. For fixing the rates of subsistence to be paid to innkeepers and others on quartering soldiers.
§ 27. To facilitate the trial of felonies committed on board vessels employed on canals, navigable rivers, and inland navigations.
§ 28. To empower magistrates to divide the court of quarter sessions.
§ 29. To repeal the duties on mineral alkali, and on articles containing mineral alkali and other articles, and to impose other duties in lieu thereof.
§ 30. For vesting in commissioners the line of road from Shrewsbury in the county of Salop to Bangor Ferry in the county of Carnarvon, and for discharging the trustees under several acts of the 17th, 28th, 36th, 41st 42nd, 47th, and 50th years of his present majesty, from the future repair and maintenance thereof; and for altering and repealing so much of the said acts as affects the said line of road.
§ 31. To enable certain commissioners fully to carry into effect, several conventions for liquidating claims of British subjects, and others, against the government of France.
§ 32. To continue until the 5th day of July 1822, and amend so much of an act made in the 55th year of his present majesty, for granting, until the 5th of April 1819, additional duties of excise in Great Britain, as relates to tobacco, and snuff, and certain excise licenses.
§ 33. To continue, until the 1st day of July 1821, several acts of the 54th and 55th years of his present majesty, respecting the duties of customs payable on merchandize imported into Great Britain, from any place within the limits of the charter granted to the united company of merchants of England trading to the East Indies.
§ 34. To amend and render more effectual several acts for enabling the commissioners for the reduction of the national debt to grant life annuities, and to empower the said commissioners to grant annuities for lives or years, for promoting the beneficial purposes of the fund commonly called the Waterloo Subscription.
§ 35. To amend an act, passed in the 55th year of the reign of his present majesty, intituled "An Act, to facilitate the administration of justice in that part of the united kingdom called Scotland, by extending trial by jury to civil causes."
§ 36. To repeal certain acts now in force for regulating the making and sale of bread, out 1576 of the city of London, and the liberties thereof, and beyond the weekly bills of mortality, and ten miles of the royal exchange, where no assize is set; and for establishing other provisions and regulations relative thereto.
§ 37. For further regulating the qualification of members to serve in the United parliament of Great Britain and Ireland.
§ 38. To enable his majesty to make regulations with respect to the taking and curing fish on certain parts of the coast of Newfoundland, Labrador, and his majesty's other possessions in North America, according to a convention made between his majesty and the United States of America.
§ 39. For the move frequent payment, into the receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster, of monies arising from the duties of customs, excise, stamps, and postage in England.
§ 40. To secure spiritual persons in the possession of benefices in certain cases.
§ 41. To establish regulations for preventing contagious diseases in Ireland.
§ 42. For raising the sum of twelve millions by way of annuities.
§ 43. To authorize the receipt and appropriation of certain sums voluntarily contributed by the most noble John Jeffries marquis Cam-den, in aid of the public service.
§ 44. To amend an act passed in the 57th year of his present majesty, for the more effectual punishment of murders, manslaughters, rapes, robberies, and burglaries committed in places not within his majesty's dominions, as relates to the trial of murders manslaughters, rapes, robberies burglaries committed in Honduras.
§ 45. To explain and amend certain acts relative to the court of session in Scotland.
§ 46. To abolish appeals of murder, treason, felony, or other offences, and wager of battle, or joining issue and trial by battle in writs of right.
§ 47. To indemnify persons who shall give evidence before the Lords spiritual and temporal on the bill for preventing bribery and corruption at the election of members to serve in parliament for the borough of Barnstaple, in the county of Devon.
§ 48. To amend an act passed in the 55th year of his present majesty, for granting to his majesty the sum of twenty thousand pounds towards repairing roads between London and Holyhead by Chester, and between London and Bangor by Shrewsbury; and for giving additional powers to the commissioners therein named, to build a bridge over the Menai Straits, and to make a new road from Bangor ferry to Holyhead, in the county of Anglesea.
§ 49. To continue the restrictions contained in several acts on payments in cash by the Bank of England, until the 1st of May 1823, and to provide for the gradual resumption of such payments, and to permit the exportation of gold and silver.1577
§ 50. To amend the laws respecting the settlement of the poor, so far as regards renting tenements.
§ 51. To relieve persons compounding for their assessed taxes, from an annual assessment for the term of three years.
§ 52. To repeal the several duties of customs chargeable in Great Britain, and to grant other duties in lieu thereof.
§ 53. For granting to his majesty certain additional duties of excise on tea, coffee, and cocoa nuts, tobacco and snuff, pepper, malt, and British spirits, and consolidating the same with the former duties thereon; and for amending certain laws of excise relating thereto.
§ 54. To carry into effect a convention of commerce concluded between his majesty and the United States of America, and a treaty with the prince regent of Portugal.
§ 55. To extend the provisions of three acts of the 52nd, 53rd, and 57th years of his present majesty, for allowing British plantation sugar and coffee, and other articles imported into Bermuda in British ships to be exported to America in foreign vessels, and to permit articles, the produce of America, to be imported into Bermuda in foreign ships, to certain other articles.
§ 56. To make further regulations as to the payment of navy prize orders.
§ 57. To alter and amend certain laws of excise in respect to salt and rock salt.
§ 58. For facilitating the recovery of the wages of seamen in the merchant service.
§ 59. To extend the provisions of an act made in the 55th year of his present majesty, for the payment of wages due to deceased seamen and marines, to wages due to intestate bastards.
§ 60. To permit the archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the bishop of London, for the time being, to admit persons into holy orders specialty for the colonies.
§ 61. To enable counties and stewartries in Scotland to give laid to royal burghs situated therein, for the purpose of improving enlarging, or rebuilding their gaols; or to improve, enlarge, or rebuild common gaols of counties and stewartries which are not the gaols of royal burghs.
§ 62. For the protection of banks for savings in Scotland.
§ 63. To explain an act passed in the 55th year of his present majesty, for purchasing an estate for the duke of Wellington.
§ 64. To facilitate proceedings against the warden of the fleet, in vacation.
§ 65. For granting to his majesty a sum of money to be raised by lotteries.
§ 66. To make further provisions for the regulation of cotton mills and factories, and for the better preservation of the health of young persons employed therein.
§ 67. To continue, until the 30th day of July 1820, an act of the 54th year of his present majesty, for the effectual examination of 1578 accounts of the receipt and expenditure of the colonial revenues in the islands of Ceylon, Mauritius, Malta, Trinidad, and in the settlements of the Cape of Good Hope.
§ 68. For exonerating the manor of Dawlish, in the county of Devon, from the claims of the crown against the estate of John Inglelt Fortescue, esquire.
§ 69. To prevent the enlisting or engagement of his majesty's subjects to serve in foreign service, and the fitting out or equipping in his majesty's dominions, vessels for warlike purposes, without his majesty's licence.
§ 70. To repeal certain acts of the parliament of Scotland, regarding duelling.
§ 71. For raising a loan of twelve millions from the commissioners for the reduction of the national debt.
§ 72. To grant to his majesty an additional duty of excise on tobacco in Ireland.
§ 73. To repeal several acts, requiring the masters of vessels carrying certificate goods to Ireland to take duplicates of the contents; prohibiting the importation of certain wrought goods, and the exportation of gunpowder when the price shall exceed a certain sum.
§ 74. To allow the importation of tobacco from the East Indies and other places; and for confining the exportation of tobacco from Great Britain, and the importation thereof into Ireland, to vessels of seventy tons burthen and upwards.
§ 75. To continue, until the 5th day of July, 1820 two acts, made in the 54th and 56th years of his present majesty, for regulating the trade in spirits between Great Britain and Ireland reciprocally.
§ 76. To establish farther regulations respecting advances by the Bank of England for the public service, and the purchase of government securities by the said Bank.
§ 77. To continue, until the 24th day of June, 1820, an act for amending the laws relating to the allowance of the bounties on pilchards exported.
§ 78. For transferring the duty of the supervisor of the receiver general's receipts and payments to the comptroller general of the customs in England.
§ 79. To continue, until the 1st day of August, 1820, two acts of the 45th and 50th years of his present majesty, allowing the bringing of coals, culm, and cinders, to London and Westminster by inland navigation.
§ 80. An act concerning common recoveries to be suffered by attorney in courts of ancient demesne; and to explain an act of his present majesty, relative to the sale or mortgaging of estates of lunatics.
§ 81. To amend an act of the last session of parliament for appointing commissioners to inquire concerning charities in England for the education of the poor; and to extend the powers thereof to other charities in England and Wales; to continue in force until the 1st of August, 1823, and from 1579 thence until the end of the then next session of parliament.
§ 82. To amend an act made in the 55th year of his present majesty's reign, for enabling the commissioners of customs and port duties in Ireland to purchase premises for erecting docks, warehouses, and offices in Dublin.
§ 83. To grant duties of customs, and to allow drawbacks on certain goods, wares, and merchandize, imported into and exported from Ireland, in lieu of former duties and drawbacks on the like articles; and to make farther regulations for securing the duties of customs in Ireland.
§ 84. To amend the laws for making, repairing, and improving the roads and other public works in Ireland, by grand jury presentments, and for a more effectual investigation of such presentments, and for farther securing a true, full, and faithful account of all monies levied under the same.
§ 85. To amend and correct an act of the last session of parliament, for the regulation of parish vestries in England.
§ 86. For regulating the exercise of the right of common of pasture in the New Forest, in the county of Southampton; for repealing certain parts of two acts passed in the 39th and 40th and the 52nd years of his present majesty; and for the better collection and recovery of the Gale rents in the forest of Dean, in the county of Gloucester.
§ 87. To grant to his majesty certain duties of excise in Ireland on malt.
§ 88. To repeal the annual excise duties upon malt, tobacco, and snuff, continued by an act of the present session of parliament, and to grant other duties in lieu thereof, for the service of the year ending the 5th day of July, 1820.
§ 89. To continue, until the 10th of October, 1824, an act made in the 57th year of his present majesty, for suspending a part of the duties on sweets or made wines.
§ 90. For the prevention of frauds in the duties on soap; for preserving the books or papers called Specimens, left by officers of excise on the premises of traders; and for requiring more speedy payment of the excise duties on printed calicoes.
§ 91. For giving additional facilities in applications to courts of equity, regarding the management of estates or funds belonging to charities.
§ 92. To enable justices of the peace in Ireland to act as such, in certain cases, out of the limits of the counties in which they actually are; to make provision for the execution of warrants of distress granted by them; and to authorize them to impose fines upon constables and other officers for neglect of duty, and on masters for ill usage of their apprentices.
§ 93 To continue for one year, and from thence until the end of the then next session of parliament, an act, made in the 56th year 1580 of his present majesty's reign, to make provision for securing the profits of the office of clerk of the pleas of his majesty's court of exchequer in Ireland.
§ 94. To explain and amend two acts, passed in the 39th and 40th and 47th years of his present majesty, concerning the disposition of certain real and personal properly of his majesty, his heirs, and successors.
§ 95. For confirming ancient separations of towns corporate from parishes, in regard to the maintenance of the poor.
§ 96. To facilitate the trials of felonies committed on stage coaches and stage waggons and other such carriages, and of felonies committed on the boundaries of counties.
§ 97. To extend the provisions of an act made in the forty-sixth year of his majesty's reign, intituled, "An Act for the more speedy trial of offences committed in distant parts upon the seas," to the trial of offences committed in Africa against the laws for abolishing the slave trade.
§ 98. To limit the continuance of the operation of the several acts for imposing fines upon town-lands and places in Ireland, in respect of offences relating to the unlawful distillation of spirits, and to amend the said acts; and to provide for the more effectual prevention or suppression of such offences.
§ 99. To continue, until the 1st day of June, 1823, the restrictions on payments in cash by the Bank of Ireland, and to direct the gradual resumption of cash payments by the said Bank.
§ 100. To amend an act of the 50lh year of the reign of his present majesty, relating to prisons in Ireland.
§ 101 To enlarge the powers of an act passed in the 56th year of his present majesty, relative to the transportation of offenders, to continue until the 1st day of May, 1821.
§ 102. For farther regulating the appointment of game-keepers in Wales.
§ 103. To repeal so much of two acts as require certain accounts to be laid before parliament; and to amend an act of the 26th year of his present majesty, relative to laying an account before parliament.
§ 104. To continue until the 5th day of July, 1820, certain laws of excise-, with regard to crown glass, and flint and phial glass, and to alter certain laws with regard to flint glass.
§ 105. For granting to his majesty an additional countervailing duty on spirits extracted in England or Ireland respectively, and imported into Scotland; and for repealing the additional duty on licences taken out by retailers of sweets in Great Britain; and for exempting from all countervailing duties the leather and glass of carriages brought by persons for private use from Ireland into Great Britain, or from Great Britain into Ireland.
§ 106. To amend the several acts for securing the payment of the duties of excise upon 1581 certain licences, and regulating the issuing of such licences; and for securing the duties upon spirits distilled by licenced distillers in Ireland.
§ 107. To consolidate and amend several acts for regulating the granting of permits and certificates for the conveyance and protection of certain goods in Ireland.
§ 108. To amend several acts relating to the post-office and conveyance of letters in Ireland.
§ 109. For the farther encouragement and improvement of the Irish fisheries.
§ 110. To remove doubts respecting the dues payable to the Levant company.
§ 111. To repeal so much of an act passed in the 55th year of his present majesty, as relates to the postage and conveyance of letters to and from the Cape of Good Hope, Ceylon, the Mauritius, and the East Indies; and to make other regulations respecting the postage of such letters and packets, and other letters and packets sent by the post.
§ 112. To grant, until the 5th of July, 1821, an additional bounty on the exportation of certain silk manufactures of Great Britain.
§ 113. For continuing the premiums allowed to ships employed in the southern whale fishery.
§ 114. To stay proceedings against any governor or other persons concerned in imposing and levying duties in New South Wales; to continue, until the 1st day of January, 1821, certain duties; and to empower the said governor to levy a duty on spirits made in the said colony.
§ 115. To repeal the duties and drawbacks of excise on plates or sheets of plate glass, and to impose other duties and allow other drawbacks in lieu thereof.
§ 116. To defray the charge of the pay, clothing, and contingent expenses of the disembodied militia in Great Britain; and for granting allowances in certain cases to subaltern officers, adjutants, quarter-masters, surgeons, surgeons mates, and serjeant majors of militia, until the 25th of March, 1820.
§ 117. For defraying, until the 25th of June, 1820, the charge of the pay and clothing of the militia of Ireland; and for making allowances to officers and quarter-masters of the said militia during peace.
§ 118. To give relief in certain cases of assessment of taxes in Great Britain, and to persons compounding for their assessed taxes in Ireland, from an annual assessment, for three years, from the 6th day of January, 1820.
§ 119. To explain and amend an act passed in the 3lst year of his majesty king George 2nd, for the encouragement of seamen employed in the royal navy, as it relates to certain allowances to navy agents.
§ 120. For establishing a registry of colonial slaves in Great Britain, and for making farther provision with respect to the removal of slaves from British colonies.1582
§ 121. To make farther regulations for the prevention of smuggling.
§ 122. To permit vessels, under a certain tonnage, to trade between the united kingdom and New South Wales.
§ 123. To empower the officers of the customs in Great Britain to allow reports of vessels cargoes to be amended; to require goods which have been warehoused without payment of duties, or being prohibited, warehoused for exportation; to be put on board vessels by persons licensed for that purpose; to direct that cocquet and bond shall be required for slate and stone carried coastwise; and to empower officers of the customs to administer oaths.
§ 124. For amending an act made in the 43rd year of the reign of his present majesty, for regulating the vessels carrying passengers from the united kingdom to his majesty's plantations and settlements abroad, or to foreign parts, with respect to the number of such passengers, and for making farther provision for that purpose.
§ 125. To admit certain goods, imported from the East Indies, to entry and payment of duty without being warehoused; and to permit the exportation of certain East India goods to Guernsey and Jersey, and the removal of certain East India goods to Liverpool, Lancaster, Bristol, and Glasgow, for exportation.
§ 126. For requiring the like proof, to obtain drawback of duty on coals used or consumed in calcining or smelting tin, copper, or lead ores, in the counties of Devon and Cornwall, as is required on coals used in mines of tin, copper, or lead, in the said counties.
§ 127. For making provision for the better care of pauper lunatics in England.
§ 128. For the farther protection and encouragement of friendly societies, and for preventing frauds and abuses therein.
§ 129. To continue in force, until the expiration of three calendar months after the commencement of the next session of parliament, three acts of his present majesty, for the relief of insolvent debtors in England.
§ 130. To continue the several acts for the relief of insolvent debtors in Ireland, until the 1st of June, 1820.
§ 131. For raising the sum of sixteen millions five hundred thousand pounds by Exchequer bills, for the service of the year 1819.
§ 132. For raising the sum of two millions British currency, by Treasury bills in Ireland, for the service of the year 1819.
§ 133. For applying certain monies therein mentioned for the service of the year 1819; and for farther appropriating the supplies granted in this session of parliament.
§ 134. To amend and render more effectual an act passed in the last session of parliament, for building and promoting the building of additional churches in populous parishes.1583
§ 135. To repeal two acts, made in the 54th and 55th years of the reign of his present majesty, for maintaining and keeping in repair certain roads and bridges in Scotland; to provide more effectually for that purpose; and for regulation of ferries in Scotland.
§ 136. For the better regulation of the General Penitentiary for Convicts at Milbank.
§ 137. To enable the directors of the poor of the several parishes within the city of Worcester, and of the parishes united therewith, to sell and dispose of certain lands, dis- 1584 charged of all claims of the crown, in respect of any forfeiture incurred under the statutes of mortmain.
§ 138. For appointing commissioners for carrying into execution an act of this session of parliament, for granting to his majesty a duty on pensions and offices in England; and an act made in the 38th year of his present majesty, for granting an aid to his majesty by a land tax, to be raised in Great Britain for the service of the year 1798.