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Endowed Schools (Ireland). Gold Wedding Rings. and suggest to Her Majesty such Plans for the Improvement of Education in such Schools and the better Management of their Endowments, and for the better regulating, managing, and governing such Schools, and for the general Promotion, in connexion with said Schools, of Academical Education in Ireland, as shall

appear to the Commissioners to be expedient and practicable. Appointment of VI. The Lord Lieutenant may, on the Requisition of the ComAssistant Com- missioners, appoint One or more but not exceeding Four Assistmissioners.

ants to the Commissioners, to be called Assistant Commissioners ; and the Commissioners may from Time to Time remove such Assistant Commissioners, and the Lord Lieutenant may, on the Requisition of the Commissioners, appoint others in their Place; and the Remuneration to be paid to such Assistant Commissioners, in addition to their travelling Expenses, shall be such Sum as the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury shall appoint, not exceeding the Sum of Two hundred Pounds for each Assistant Commissioner, to be paid out of such Aids or Supplies as may be from Time to Time provided and appropriated by Parliament for

the Purpose. Duties of As- VII. It shall be the Duty of the Assistant Commissioners to act sistant Commis- in aid of the Commissioners, and under their Directions, in execusioners.

tion of the Objects of this Act, and for that Purpose to visit and inspect such of the Endowed Schools in Ireland as the Commissioners shall direct, and to examine into the Endowments and State and Condition of such Schools, and to report thereon to the Commissioners; and such Assistant Commissioners shall have and enjoy the same Rights and Powers as the Commissioners or any of them might or would have had if they had visited the Schools

in Person. This Act not to VIII. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to abridge, affect Powers of lessen, or affect the Powers of the Commissioners under and by Commissioners. virtue of Her Majesty's said Commission.

CAP. LX.
An Act for excepting Gold Wedding Rings from the Ope-

ration of the Act of the last Session relating to the
Standard of Gold and Silver Wares, and from the Exemp-
tions contained in other Acts relating to Gold Wares.

[23d July 1855.] V HEREAS an Act was passed in the Eighteenth Year

of the Reign of Her Majesty the now Queen, intituled 17 & 18 Vict. An Act for allowing Gold Wares to be manufactured at a lower 6. 96.

Standard than that now allowed by Law, and to amend the Law

relating to the assaying of Gold and Silver Wares, whereby • it is, amongst other things, enacted, that if any of the Gold • Wares which by any Statute now in force are not liable to be ' assayed and marked shall nevertheless be assayed and marked

as of One of the Standards authorized by Law, such Wares * shall not by reason thereof be chargeable with the Duty now ' levied on Gold Plate : And whereas by certain Statutes now

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Gold Wedding Rings.

Commons Inclosure (No. 2.) * in force no Gold Rings, except Mourning Rings, are liable to • be assayed and marked, but Gold Wedding Rings have never• theless been assayed and marked : And whereas it is expedient

that Gold Wedding Rings should be made liable to the Provi*sions of the Statutes now in force relating to the assaying and • marking of Gold Plate : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen'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, as follows:

I. From and after the passing of this Act, Gold Wedding Rings Gold Wedding shall be assayed and marked in like Manner as Gold Plate not Rings to be asexempted is required by the Statutes now in force to be assayed sayed and and marked, and all the Provisions of the Statutes relating to the marked. Manufacture or Sale of Gold Plate shall apply to Gold Wedding Rings, anything therein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

II. The Third Section of the Act passed in the Eighteenth Sect. 3. of Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty, herein recited, is 17 & 18 Vict. hereby repealed so far as the same might affect Gold Wedding

C. 96. repealed. Rings.

III. And whereas since the coming into operation of the said Certain Com* recited Act certain of the Companies and Corporations autho- panies, &c. au• rized to assay and mark Gold Wares have assayed and marked thorized to asdivers Gold Rings of the Standards required by Law before say, and mark

in· the passing of the said recited Act, and have upon such assay, demnified. 'ing and marking by their Officers and Servants demanded and ' received, for the Use of Her Majesty, the same Duty as was * payable to Her Majesty in respect of the like Gold Rings when • assayed and marked before the passing of the said recited Act : ' And whereas Doubts have been entertained whether such De

mands and Receipts of such Duty were lawful:' Be it enacted, That all such Demands and Receipts of such Duty shall be deemed and taken to have been lawful, notwithstanding the said recited Act, and that none of the said Companies or Corporations, or of their Officers or Servants, shall be liable to any Action, Suit, or other Proceeding by reason or on account of any such Demand or Receipt as aforesaid.

CA P. LXI.
An Act to authorize the Inclosure of certain Lands in

pursuance of a Special Report of the Inclosure Com-
missioners for England and Wales. [23d July 1855.]
VHEREAS the Inclosure Commissioners for England and

Wales have, in pursuance of “ The Acts for the Inclosure, · Exchange, and Improvement of Land,” issued their Provi• sional Orders for and concerning the proposed Inclosures men* tioned in the Schedule to this Act, and the requisite Consents • thereto have been given since the Date of their Tenth Annual • General Report: And whereas the said Commissioners have by

' a Special

Commons Inclosure (No. 2.)

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Inclosures may be proceeded with. Short Title.

'a Special Report certified their Opinion that such proposed

Inclosures would be expedient; but the same cannot be pro' ceeded with without the previous Authority of Parliament: Be it enacted by the Queen'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, as follows :

I. That the said several proposed Inclosures mentioned in the Schedule to this Act be proceeded with.

II. In citing this Act in other Acts of Parliament and in legal Instruments it shall be sufficient to use, either the Expression “ The Second Annual Inclosure Act, 1855,” or “ The Acts for the Inclosure, Exchange, and Improvement of Land.”

SCHEDULE to which this Act refers.

Inclosure.

County.

Date of Provisional Order.

14th December 1854. 11th January 1855. 3d January 1855. 10th August 1854.

3d March 1855.
5th April 1855.
24th June 1854.

Loddiswell

Devon
Skirwith

Cumberland
Northweald Bassett Essex
Huntley Common Gloucester
Marshchapel and
Grainthorpe

Lincoln
Bamford

Derby
Seaton

Rutland
Volca Common Mca-
dow

Hereford
Myarth Hill

Brecon
Berrow

Worcester
Nazeing

Essex
Sheet

Southampton
Petersfield Heath Southampton
Bryn Postig Hill

Montgomery
Caversham

Oxford
Lee Common

Bucks
Frilsham

Berks
Bottenden Hill

Bucks
Conisbrough Open
Fields

York
Streatley

Bedford
Mauds Meaburn Westmorland
Kirkandrews Common Cumberland
The Ilenallt Common Brecon
Llanganten

Brecon
Pithington Marsh Sussex
Roydon

Essex

19th April 1855.
19th April 1855.
10th May 1855.
14th December 1854.
19th April 1855.
19th April 1855.
27th July 1854.
3d May 1855.
17th May 1855.
31st May 1855.
25th May 1854.

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Spirits (Ireland) Act Amendment.

CA P. LXII.
An Act to amend an Act of the Eighteenth Year of Her

Majesty, to amend the Laws for the better Prevention of
the sale of Spirits by unlicensed Persons and for the
Suppression of illicit Distillation in Ireland.

[23d July 1855.] HEREAS an Act was passed in the Session of Parlia

ment holden in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Years • of Her Majesty, Chapter Eighty-nine, entitled An Act to amend 17 & 18 Vict. the Laws for the better Prevention of the Sale of Spirits by c. 89. ' unlicensed Persons and for the Suppression of illicit Distillation in Ireland, and it is expedient to amend the same :' Be it enacted by the Queen'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, as follows :

I. If any Person shall apply for and be refused the Certificate Justices refusin the said Act mentioned, tó entitle such Person to obtain a ing Certificate Renewal of a Licence to sell Beer, Cider, or Spirituous Liquors in for Renewal of Ireland, the Justices at Petty Sessions, or the Divisional Justices, Beer, &c. to as the Case may be, shall, in the event of thereupon refusing make Entry such Application, make an Order accordingly, and cause an Entry of Order as thereof to be made by the Clerk, together with the Grounds of required by Refusal, in like Manner as the Justices assembled at Quarter

3 & 4W.4.c. 68. Sessions are required to do by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Sale of Wine, Spirits, Beer, and Cider by Retail in Ireland.

II. In case any Person shall feel aggrieved by such Order Persons agof Refusal it shall be lawful for such Person to appeal against, grieved may apthe same to the Quarter Sessions of the Division within which peal to Quarter

Sessions. such Person sball reside, or if in the Dublin Metropolitan Police District to the Recorder of the City of Dublin at the next Quarter Sessions after such Order, but in case there shall not be Fifteen clear Days between the making of the Order and such next Quarter Sessions, then to the Quarter Sessions next following in such Division or City, as the Case may be ; and in such Appeal the Party opposing such Application shall be Respondent, and no other Ground for refusing such Certificate shall be entered upon except such as shall be stated in such Order of Refusal; and such Appeal shall be subject to the like Incidents, and be heard and dealt with by the Court of Quarter Sessions or Recorder in like Manner, as an Appeal from an Order of the Justices at Petty Sessions under the “ Petty Sessions, Ireland, Act, 1851,” save that the Recognizance to be entered into shall be in the Form to this Act annexed : Provided always, that upon such Person having lodged such Appeal, and entered into the Recognizance, as directed by this Act, the Licence affected by such Order shall remain in full Force and Effect, unless and until such Court of Quarter Sessions or Recorder shall confirm the said Order of 18 & 19 VICT.

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Refusal ; and such Appeal shall not be dismissed upon any Point
of Form : Provided, that, notwithstanding anything herein con-
tained, any Licence may be withdrawn or annulled under the
Provisions of any Act or Acts now in force, other than the said
first-mentioned Act.

FORM OF RECOGNIZANCE.
A.B. Appellant. Petty Sessions District of
C.D. Respondent. J County of

or Dublin Metropolitan Police District of

WHEREAS the Justices [or, if in the City of Dublin, A.B., Divisional Justice,] on the

Day of made an Order refusing to grant to the Appellant a Certificate to entitle him [her] to obtain a Renewal of a Licence to sell Beer, Cider, or Spirituous Liquors (as the Case may be), upon the Grounds that (state Grounds mentioned in the Order] :

The undersigned principal Party to this Recognizance hereby binds himself (herself ] to perform the following Obligation, that is to say, to prosecute his [her] Appeal at the Quarter Sessions to be held at

and to pay such Costs as the Assistant Barrister (Chairman, or Recorder,) shall order or direct; and the said principal Party, together with the undersigned Sureties, hereby severally acknowledge themselves bound to forfeit to the Crown the Sums following, that is to say, the said principal Party Five Pounds, and the undersigned Sureties the Sum of Fifty Shillings each, in case the principal Party fails to perform his [her] Obligation.

(Signed) A.B. (Principal Party.)

E.F.
G.H.

}(Sureties.)
Taken before me, this

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CA P. LXIII.
An Act to consolidate and amend the Law relating to
Friendly Societies.

[23d July 1855.] WH

HEREAS it would conduce to the Improvement of the

Law relating to Friendly Societies if the several Statutes • relating thereto were consolidated, and certain Additions and · Alterations were made therein :' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen'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 : Acts or Parts I. That there shall be hereby repealed the several Acts or of Acts set forth Parts of Acts set forth in the First Schedule hereto, save and in First Schedule repealed.

except as to any Offences committed, or Penalties or Liabilities incurred, or Bond or Security given, or Proceedings taken, under the same, before the Commencement of this Act.

II. Pro

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