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Weights and Measures. of Sixty-two Degrees by Fahrenheit's Thermometer) shall be and
be deemed to be the Imperial Standard Yard. Standard III. The said Weight of Platinum marked P.S. 1844, 1 lb., Pound Avoir- deposited in the Office of the Exchequer as aforesaid, shall be the dupois.
legal and genuine Standard Measure of Weight, and shall be and be denominated the Imperial Standard Pound Avoirdupois, and shall be deemed to be the only Standard Measure of Weight from which all other Weights and other Measures having Reference to Weight shall be derived, computed, and ascertained, and One equal Seven Thousandth Part of such Pound Avoirdupois shall be a Grain, and Five thousand seven hundred and sixty such
Grains shall be and be deemed to be a Pound Troy. Provisions of IV. All the Provisions of the said Act of the Fifth Year of 5 G. 4. c. 74. King George the Fourth now in force, and not hereby repealed, not hereby re
and all other Enactments now in force in relation to Weights pealed, &c. to remain in force. and Measures, shall continue in force and be applicable to the
Standards of Weight and Measure hereby established, as if the same Standards had been established by the said Act of King George the Fourth instead of the Standard Yard and Standard Pound Troy so destroyed as aforesaid, and as if the Pound Troy of Five thousand seven hundred and sixty Grains had been established as a derivative Standard computed with Reference to the
Pound Avoirdupois. Copies of the V. All Weights and Measures, and Copies of Weights and Old Standards Measures, which have been compared and verified or authenticated to continue to be legal.
according to Law as Copies of the Imperial Standard Weights and Measures, shall remain and be legal Weights and Measures for the same Time, for the same Purposes, and in like Manner as
if this Act had not been passed. Weights and VI. All Weights and Measures which shall be hereafter verified Measures here and authenticated by Comparison with the said Imperial Standards after duly veri- of weight and Measure, in such Manner as Her Majesty shall by fied to be deemed legal.
any Orders in Council from Time to Time direct and appoint, shall be deemed and taken to be legal Secondary Weights and Mea
Provision for VII. If at any Time hereafter the said Imperial Standard
them, be lost, or in any Manner destroyed, defaced, or otherwise &c.
injured, the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury may cause
CA P. LXXIII.
the Acts for facilitating the Sale and Transfer of Incum-
[30th July 1855.) WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Session of Parliament
holden in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign 12 & 13 Vict.
of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act further to facilitate c. 77.
Incumbered Estates (Ireland) Acts Continuance. the Sale and Transfer of Incumbered Estates in Ireland : And ' whereas a certain other Act was passed in the Session of Parlia' ment holden in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign • of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to continue the Powers 15 & 16 Vict. • of applying for a Sale of Lands under the Act for facilitating c. 67. • the Sale and Transfer of Incumbered Estates in Ireland: And
whereas a certain other Act was passed in the Session of Parlia• ment holden in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Years of the • Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for continuing 16 & 17 Vict. ' and amending the Act for facilitating the Sale and Transfer c. 64.
of Incumbered Estates in Ireland : And whereas the extended · Period within which such Applications under said Acts as are ' mentioned in Section Eleven of said lastly-recited Act might • be made was limited to Two Years from the Twenty-eighth ' Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty-three : And ' whereas it is expedient that said Period should be further ex
tended :' 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 : All such Period for ApApplications under the said recited Acts or any of them as are plications for mentioned in Section Eleven of the said lastly-recited Act, and Sale further which are by said Section authorized to be made within Two Years from the Twenty-eighth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, may be made within Three Years from the said Twenty-eighth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty-three; and all orders and Proceedings by the said Acts or any of them authorized, and which might be made, had, or taken upon any Application made within the said Period of Two Years, may be made, had, and taken within the further Period authorized by this Act.
CA P. LXXIV. An Act to enable Grand Juries of Counties in Ireland to present for Payment of Expenses in certain Cases.
[30th July 1855.] WHEREAS it is expedient in certain Cases to enable Grand
Juries in Ireland to present any necessary and proper • Expenses which may have been incurred, with the Sanction of • such respective Grand Juries, in making any Applotment of • Grand Jury Cess, for Payment of which Expenses no Provision ' is now made by Law:' 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. When the Treasurer or other Officer of any County, with Grand Jury the Sanction of the Grand Jury, or in the County of Dublin may present for with the Sanction of the Finance Committee, shall have incurred certain Exor shall incur any necessary and proper Expenses in making any by Treasurers Applotment of Grand Jury Cess for Payment of which no Pro- of Counties. vision is made by Law, it shall be lawful for the Grand Jury
Treasurers of Counties (Ireland). of such County, without previous Application to Presentment Sessions, to present to be raised off by such County all such necessary and proper Expenses as aforesaid as such Grand Jury may deem reasonable.
II. This Act shall continue in force for Two Years from the First Day of ust One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, and to the End of the then next Session of Parliament.
CA P. LXXV.
Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in England. [30th July 1855.) [17 & 18 Vict. c. 65. continued until 1st August 1856, and to the
End of the then next Session of Parliament.]
Her present Majesty for amending the Law relative to
Private Lunatic Asylums in Ireland. [30th July 1855.] [5 & 6 Vict. c. 123. continued until 1st August 1860, and to the End of the then next Session of Parliament.]
CA P. LXXVII.
[30th July 1855.] THEREAS a Convention was concluded between Her Ma
jesty and the United States of America, and signed at • London on the Eighth of February One thousand eight hundred • and fifty-three, of which the Ratifications were exchanged at · London on the Twenty-sixth of July One thousand eight hun• dred and fifty-three : And by the said Convention it was agreed • that all Claims on the Part of Corporations, Companies, or • private Individuals, Subjects of Her Majesty, upon the Govern
ment of the United States, and all Claims on the Part of Cor'porations, Companies, or private Individuals, Citizens of the
United States, upon the Government of Her Majesty, which · might have been presented to either Government for its Inter
position with the other since the Signature of the Treaty of • Peace and Friendship concluded between Great Britain and the • United States of America at Ghent on the Twenty-fourth of
December One thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and which yet remained unsettled, as well as any other such Claims which might be presented within the Time specified therein-after, should be referred to Two Commissioners, to be appointed in the
following Manner, that is to say, One Commissioner should be ' named by Her Majesty, and One by the President of the United • States ; and it was thereby provided, that the Commissioners * should, before proceeding to any other Business, name some « Third Person to act as an Arbitrator or Umpire in any Case or
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• Cases on which they might themselves differ in Opinion: And
by the said Convention Her Majesty and the President of the • United States of America solemnly and sincerely engaged to
consider the Decision of the Commissioners conjointly, or of the Arbitrator or Umpire, as the Case might be, as absolutely final and conclusive upon each Claim decided upon by them or him respectively, and to give full Effect to such Decisions without any Objection, Evasion, or Delay whatsoever : And it was thereby stipulated, that every Claim should be presented to the
Commissioners within Six Months from the Day of their First * Meeting, unless in any Case where Reasons for Delay should be
established to the Satisfaction of the Commissioners, or of the
Arbitrator or Umpire in the event of the Commissioners differing ' in Opinion thereupon, and then and in any such Case the Period ' for presenting the Claim might be extended to any Time not exceeding Three Months longer ; and that the Commissioners
should be bound to examine and decide upon every Claim within • One Year from the Day of their First Meeting ; and that all
Sums of Money which might be awarded by the Commissioners,
or by the Arbitrator or Umpire, on account of any Claim, should • be paid by the one Government to the other, as the Case might be, within Twelve Months after the Date of the Decision, without Interest, and without any Deductions save as specified therein-after (as to Expenses) : And the High Contracting Parties
engaged to consider the Result of the Proceedings of the Com• mission as a full, perfect, and final Settlement of every Claim
upon either Government, arising out of any Transaction of a * Date prior to the Exchange of the Ratifications of that Conven• tion ; and further engaged that every such Claim, whether or
not the same might have been presented to the Notice of, made, preferred, or laid before the said Commission, should, from and
after the Conclusion of the Proceedings of the said Commis• sion, be considered and treated as finally settled, barred, and • thenceforth inadmissible : And it was thereby provided that the • whole Expenses of the Commission, including contingent Ex- penses, should be defrayed by a rateable Deduction on the · Amount of the Sums awarded by the Commission ; provided ' always, that such Deduction should not exceed the Rate of ' Five per Cent. on the Sums so awarded ; the Deficiency, if any, • should be defrayed in Moieties by the Two Governments : And
whereas by another Convention between Her Majesty and the • said President, signed at Washington on the Seventeenth of July • One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, it was agreed that • the Time limited by the first-mentioned Convention for the 6. Termination of the Commission should be extended for a Period • not exceeding Four Months from the Fifteenth of September
then next, should such Extension be deemed necessary by the .- Commissioners or the Umpire : And whereas Commissioners • were named by the High Contracting Parties in pursuance of the said first-mentioned Convention, and such Commissioners appointed a Third Person to act as an Arbitrator or Umpire, as provided by such Convention, and the Claims presented to the U 4
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said Commissioners were, within the extended Period authorized ' in this Behalf as aforesaid, examined and decided upon by the • Commissioners, or in the Cases in which the Commissioners
differed, by the said Arbitrator or Umpire : And whereas by
such Decisions several Sums, amounting in the whole to Two ' hundred and seventy-seven thousand one hundred and two Dollars • and Eighty-eight Cents, or, at the relative Value of Exchange
established by the Commissioners, Fifty-seven thousand two • hundred and fifty-two Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Fourpence
Sterling, were awarded to Subjects of Her Majesty in respect of ' their Claims upon the Government of the United States ; and • several Sums, amounting in the whole to Three hundred and
twenty-nine thousand seven hundred and thirty-four Dollars and Eighteen Cents, or, at the relative Value of Exchange established as aforesaid, Sixty-eight thousand one hundred and thirty-one · Pounds and Sevenpence Halfpenny Sterling, were awarded to • Citizens of the United States in respect of their Claims upon • Her Majesty's Government: And whereas by an Act of the · Congress of the United States, approved by the President on * the Third of March One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, • the said Sum of Two hundred and seventy-seven thousand one ' hundred and two Dollars and Eighty-eight Cents is to be paid
to the duly authorized Agent of Her Majesty's Government,
deducting therefrom, pursuant to the said Convention, on account • of the Expenses of the said Commission, such rateable Propor
tion, not exceeding Five per Cent. of the whole Amount awarded • to both Citizens of the United States and British Subjects, as ' might be sufficient to pay the said Expenses : And whereas it * is expedient that the Commissioners of the Treasury should be
enabled to cause the Sum payable under the said Act of Congress ' to be distributed among the British Subjects entitled under the · Awards of the said Commissioners and Umpire :' 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: Sums payable 1. The Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury shall cause by Government the said Sum of Two hundred and seventy-seven thousand one of United States hundred and two Dollars and Eighty-eight Cents, after such among British Deduction therefrom on account of Expenses of the said ComSubjects whose mission as in the said first-recited Convention provided, to be paid Claims have and distributed to and among the several Parties to whom the been allowed,
several Sums constituting the said aggregate Sum of Two hundred
and seventy-seven thousand one hundred and two Dollars and deemed a final Settlement of
Eighty-eight Cents were awarded under the said Commission, Claims. in proportion to the several Sums so awarded to them respec
tively, or to their respective Executors, Administrators, or Assigns; and such Payments shall be deemed to be a full Satisfaction of the Claims of the said several Parties ; and all Claims upon the Government of the United States intended to be provided for by the said Convention shall be considered as finally settled and barred.
and to be