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forty days after demand made by two of the trustees of the said savings bank or society as aforesaid, deliver and pay over all monies and other things belonging to such savings bank or society to such person as the said trustees shall appoint, and shall pay out of the estates, assets, or effects of such person all sums of money remaining due which such person received by virtue of his said office or employment, before any other of his debts are paid or satisfied, or before the money directed to be levied by such process as aforesaid is paid over to the party issuing such process; and all such assets, lands, goods, chattels, estates, and effects shall be bound to the payment and discharge thereof accordingly.

9 Geo. 4. c. 92.

XXIX. AND be it further enacted, that from and after the twentieth day So much of of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty- as relates to three so much of the said Act made and passed in the ninth year of the reign withdrawing deposits and of King George the Fourth, as relates to depositors withdrawing their deposits re-depositing and re-depositing the same, provided the sum invested does not in any one repealed. year exceed thirty pounds additional principal money, shall be and the same is hereby repealed; and that no money, whether such money shall have been previously withdrawn from such savings banks or not, shall at any time be received by the trustees or managers from any depositor, which shall in any one year ending on the twentieth day of November exceed the sum of thirty pounds.

Not above 307.

to be received

from any depositor in one

year.

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AN ACT to amend the Laws relating to Dramatic Literary Property.

[10th June 1833.]

WHEREAS by an Act passed in the fifty-fourth year of the reign of his

late Majesty King George the Third, intituled " An Act to amend the 54 Geo. 3. "several Acts for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies and c. 156. s. 4. copyright of printed books to the authors of such books or their assigns," it was amongst other things provided and enacted, that from and after the passing of the said Act the author of any book or books composed, and not printed or published, or which should thereafter be composed and printed and published, and his assignee or assigns, should have the sole liberty of printing and re-printing such book or books for the full term of twenty-eight years, to commence from the day of first publishing the same, and also, if the author should be living at the end of that period, for the residue of his natural life : And whereas it is expedient to extend the provisions of the said Act: Be it therefore enacted by the King's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that from and after the passing of this Act the author of any tragedy, comedy, play, opera, farce, or any other dramatic piece or entertainment, composed and not printed and published by the author thereof or his assignee, or which hereafter shall be composed and not printed or published by the author thereof or his assignee, or the assignee of such author, shall have as his own property the it when not sole liberty of representing, or causing to be represented, at any place or published; places of dramatic entertainment whatsoever, in any part of the United

The author of piece or his any dramatic assignee shall

have as his property the

sole liberty of representing

and after pub

lication for 28 years or during author's life.

Proviso as to cases where, previously to the passing of this Act, consent has been

given to such representation.

Penalty on persons representing pieces contrary to this Act.

Limitation of actions.

Explanation of words.

Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in the Isles of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey, or in any part of the British dominions, any such production as aforesaid, not printed and published by the author thereof or his assignee, and shall be deemed and taken to be the proprietor thereof; and that the author of any such production, printed and published within ten years before the passing of this Act by the author thereof or his assignee, or which shall hereafter be so printed and published, or the assignee of such author, shall, from the time of passing this Act, or from the time of such publication respectively, until the end of twenty-eight years from the day of such first publication of the same, and also, if the author or authors, or the survivor of the authors, shall be living at the end of that period, during the residue of his natural life, have as his own property the sole liberty of representing, or causing to be represented, the same at any such place of dramatic entertainment as aforesaid, and shall be deemed and taken to be the proprietor thereof: Provided nevertheless, that nothing in this Act contained shall prejudice, alter, or affect the right or authority of any person to represent or cause to be represented, at any place or places of dramatic entertainment whatsoever, any such production as aforesaid, in all cases in which the author thereof or his assignee shall, previously to the passing of this Act, have given his consent to or authorized such representation; but that such sole liberty of the author or his assignee shall be subject to such right or authority.

II. AND be it further enacted, that if any person shall, during the continuance of such sole liberty as aforesaid, contrary to the intent of this Act or right of the author or his assignec, represent, or cause to be represented, without the consent in writing of the author or other proprietor first had and obtained, at any place of dramatic entertainment within the limits aforesaid, any such production as aforesaid, or any part thereof, every such offender shall be liable for each and every such representation to the payment of an amount not less than forty shillings, or to the full amount of the benefit or advantage arising from such representation, or the injury or loss sustained by the plaintiff therefrom, whichever shall be the greater damages, to the author or other proprietor of such production so represented contrary to the true intent and meaning of this Act, to be recovered, together with double costs of suit, by such author or other proprietors, in any court having jurisdiction in such cases in that part of the said United Kingdom or of the British dominions in which the offence shall be committed; and in every such proceeding where the sole liberty of such author or his assignee as aforesaid shall be subject to such right or authority as aforesaid, it shall be sufficient for the plaintiff to state that he has such sole liberty, without stating the same to be subject to such right or authority, or otherwise mentioning the same.

III. PROVIDED nevertheless, and be it further enacted, that all actions or proceedings for any offence or injury that shall be committed against this Act shall be brought, sued, and commenced within twelve calendar months next after such offence committed, or else the same shall be void and of no effect. IV. AND be it further enacted, that whenever authors, persons, offenders, or others are spoken of in this Act in the singular number or in the masculine gender, the same shall extend to any number of persons and to either sex.

CHAPTER XXII.

AN ACT to amend the Laws relating to Sewers.

[28th June 1833.]

WHEREAS an Act was passed in the twenty-third year of the reign of 23 Hen. 8. c. 5.

c. 8.

his Majesty King Henry the Eighth, concerning commissions of sewers to be directed into all parts within the then realm of England, including the principality of Wales, in the manner and according to the form, tenor, and effect in the said Act set forth, and which said Act was made perpetual by an Act passed in the third and fourth years of the reign of his Majesty King Edward the Sixth, intituled "An Act for the continuance of the statute of 3 & 4 Edw. 6. "sewers," and was amended and altered by an Act passed in the thirteenth year of the reign of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, intituled "An Act for the 13 Eliz. c. 9. "commission of sewers": And whereas great difficulty, inconvenience, and expence are found to arise by reason that the laws relating to sewers are in many respects defective: And whereas doubts have arisen as to the extent of the powers given to the commissioners of sewers by the said recited Acts and the commissions issued in pursuance thereof, and particularly as to the legal mode of conducting inquiries by means of juries impannelled and returned by sheriffs, bailiffs, and other returning officers under the authority of the said recited Acts, and also as to the legal power of courts of sewers to decree and order new works to be made and executed for the better defending, draining, sewing, and securing the lands within the limits of their respective commissions, and to grant, impose, and levy rates, taxes, scots, or assessments for or in respect of such new works, and to decree and order the taking up and borrowing of money at interest to repay the costs and charges of such new or any extraordinary or other works, so as to charge and recover of and from the owners and occupiers for the time being of lands, tenements, and hereditaments the amount of money so borrowed or any part thereof, and thereby to distribute such costs and charges fairly and equitably among the parties who shall or may from time to time receive benefit or avoid damage by or from the same And whereas it is expedient to increase the amount of qualification of commissioners of sewers, and that other provisions should be made for the better execution of the powers by law vested or to be vested in commissioners of sewers May it therefore please your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by the King's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice. and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that no person who Qualification has not already acted as a commissioner under any commission of sewers already issued shall be qualified or capable of becoming or acting as a commissioner in the execution of any commission of sewers unless such person shall be, in his own right or in right of his wife, in the actual possession or receipt for life or for a larger estate of the rents and profits of lands, tenements, or hereditaments situated in the county in which he shall act as a commissioner, or in any adjoining county, of freehold or copyhold tenure, or held for a term of not less than sixty years absolute, or determinable with a life or lives, of the clear yearly value of one hundred pounds above reprizes, or held for a term of years originally granted for not less than twenty-one years, and of which ten years at the least shall then be unexpired, of the clear yearly value of two hundred pounds above reprizes, or shall be heir apparent of a person possessed

of commissioners.

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of freehold or copyhold lands, tenements, or hereditaments situated in such county as aforesaid, or in any adjoining county, of the clear yearly value of two hundred pounds above reprizes, or unless such person shall be the agent duly appointed by writing under the seal of any body politic or corporate, or under the hand of any person not being himself present and acting as a commissioner in the execution of the commission of sewers under or by virtue of which such agent shall act, and which body politic or corporate shall for the time being be in the receipt of the rents and profits of freehold or copyhold lands, tenements, or hereditaments situated in such county as aforesaid, or in any adjoining county, and which person making such appointment shall for the time being be, in his own right or in right of his wife, in the actual possession or receipt of the rents and profits of freehold or copyhold lands, tenements, or hereditaments, situated in such county as aforesaid, or any adjoining county, and which lands, tenements, or hereditaments, whether so belonging to such body politic or corporate or to such other person, shall be actually taxed under or by virtue of the commission of sewers in respect whereof such agent shall act, and shall be of the clear yearly value of three hundred pounds above reprizes, or unless such agent shall, before he acts, deliver his written appointment to the clerk to such commission of sewers, or his deputy, to be filed by such clerk among the records or proceedings of the commissioners acting in the execution of such commission: Provided always, that in cases where commissions of sewers run into more than one county, the qualification herein-before provided may be situated either partly in each of the counties into which such commission shall run, or wholly in any one of such counties: Provided that nothing in this Act contained shall extend to give a qualification to any person as agent after he shall have ceased to be such agent.

II. AND be it further enacted, that if any person being a Quaker shall have been or shall hereafter be appointed a commissioner of sewers, and shall be in other respects qualified according to the provisions of the said recited Acts and of this Act, it shall be lawful for such person, on making his solemn affirmation to the effect of the oath prescribed by the said recited Act of the twenty-third year of the reign of King Henry the Eighth, before the person or persons who for the time being shall be empowered by law to administer such oath, and also upon his making and subscribing the affirmation directed by this Act, to act as a commissioner of sewers, without being subject or liable to any penalty or forfeiture imposed by the said last-recited Act for acting without having taken the oath therein contained.

III. AND be it further enacted, that every such commissioner before he shall act in the execution of his office shall, in addition to the oath prescribed by the said recited Act of the twenty-third year of the reign of King Henry the Eighth (or the affirmation in lieu thereof substituted by this Act in respect of any commissioner who shall be a Quaker), take and subscribe before the person or persons who for the time being shall be authorized to administer the oath prescribed by the said last-mentioned Act the following oath, or, being a Quaker, the following affirmation; videlicet,

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do swear, [or, being one of the people called Quakers, do solemnly affirm,] that I truly and bonâ fide am in my own right [or in the right of my wife] in the actual possession and enjoyment of [or in the

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' yearly value of two hundred pounds above reprizes;] [or am agent of who [or which], to the best of my knowledge, is seised or possessed in his or their own right] [or in the right of his wife] of freehold or copyhold lands, tenements, or hereditaments situate in the county of the clear yearly value of three hundred pounds above So help me GOD.'

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Penalty on without being persons acting qualified, &c

' reprizes. [Or, being a Quaker, omit the words 'So help me God.'] IV. AND be it further enacted, that if any person who has not already acted as a commissioner of sewers shall presume to act as a commissioner of sewers, not being qualified as aforesaid, or who shall have ceased to be qualified as aforesaid, or not having taken the oath, or, being a Quaker, made the solemn affirmation prescribed by this Act, every person wilfully so offending shall for every such offence forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred pounds to any person or persons who shall sue for the same, to be recovered, with full costs of suit, in any of his Majesty's courts of record at Westminster, by action of debt or on the case, or by bill, plaint, suit, or information, wherein no essoign, protection, wager of law, or more than one imparlance shall be allowed; and the person so sued or prosecuted shall prove that he is qualified, or otherwise shall pay the said penalty, without any other proof or evidence on the part of the prosecutor than that such person had acted as a commissioner in the execution of any commission of sewers: Provided nevertheless, that no act Proceedings of commissioners or proceeding touching the execution of any commission of sewers which not to be imshall be done or performed by any unqualified person previously to his being peached on convicted of the offence of acting without being qualified as herein provided qualification. shall be thereby impeached or rendered nugatory, but all such acts and proceedings shall be as valid and effectual as if such person had been duly qualified.

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missioners may act without

being qualified,

&c. on delivering certifi

V. PROVIDED always, that any mayor, bailiff, or other officer appointed or Ex-officio comauthorized to act as a commissioner under any commission of sewers by virtue of his office shall and may, so long as he shall hold such office, act as a commissioner in the execution of such commission of sewers by virtue of such office, without being qualified as herein-before directed with regard to cate. commissioners of sewers in general, and without being required to take and subscribe the oath or affirmation herein-before prescribed to be taken by commissioners of sewers in general with regard to their qualification, and without being liable to the forfeiture or penalty herein-before imposed upon commissioners of sewers in general for acting without being qualified as aforesaid, or without having taken such oath or affirmation, any thing herein-before contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding: Provided also, that such mayor, bailiff, or other officer shall, before he acts, deliver a certificate,

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