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within England or Ireland, the offence of any person who shall be an accessory either before or after the fact to any such Felony may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, determined, and punished by any Court which shall have jurisdiction to try the principal Felony, or any Felonies committed in any county or place in which the Act by reason whereof such person shall have become such accessory shall have been committed ; and in every other case the offence of any person who shall be an accessory either before or after the fact to any Felony may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, determined, and punished by any Court which shall have jurisdiction to try the principal Felony or any Felonies committed in any county or place in which such person shall be apprehended or be in custody, whether the principal Felony shall have been committed on the sea or on the land, or begun on the sea and completed on the land, or begun on the land and completed on the sea, and whether within Her Majesty's dominions or without, or partly within Her Majesty's dominions and partly without ; provided that no person who shall be once duly tried either as an accessory before or after the fact, or for a substantive Felony under the provisions hereinbefore contained,shall be liable to be afterwards prosecuted for the same offence.

IX. Where any person shall, within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England or Ireland, become an accessory to any Felony, whether the same be a Felony at Common Law or by virtue of an Act passed or to be passed, and whether such Felony shall be committed within that jurisdiction or elsewhere, or shall be begun within that jurisdiction and completed elsewhere, or shall be begun elsewhere and completed within that jurisdiction, the offence of such person shall be Felony; and in any indictment for any such offence the venue in the margin shall be the same as if the offence had been committed in the county or place in which such person shall be indicted, and his offence shall be averred to have been committed “ on the high seas : " Provided that nothing herein contained shall alter or affect any of the laws relating to the government of Her Majesty's land or naval forces.

ACT of the British Parliament, " to repeal certain Enactments

relating to Indictable Offences, committed in the United Kingdom and British Colonies, so far as relates to the forging, &c.,

of Registers of Births, Marriages, &c., and of East India Bonds. [24 & 25 Vict., cap. 95.]

[August 6, 1861.] WHEREAS by 6 several Acts of the present session of Parliament, relating respectively to offences against the person, malicious injuries to property, larceny, forgery, coining, and accessories and abettors, divers Acts and parts of Acts have been consolidated and amended, and it is expedient to repeal the enactments so consolidated and amended, and certain other enactments : 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. The several Acts and parts of Acts in the Schedule hereto annexed shall continue in force until and throughout the last day of October in the present year, and shall from and after that day be repealed to the extent following ; (that is to say,) in any case where the enactment does not form part of the law of Scotland, then the enactment shall be wholly repealed, but in any case where the enactment does form part of the law of Scotland, then the enactment shall be wholly repealed as to every other place, but shall not be repealed as to Scotland, unless otherwise expressly mentioned.

II. Provided, That where any enactment shall have been extended to any part of Her Majesty's dominions out of the United Kingdom, by any Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom or otherwise, the same shall not be repealed as to that part of Her Majesty's dominions.

(SCHEDULE.) Extent of Repeal. 6 & 7 W.4, c. 86. An Act for registering Section 43,* making

Births, Deaths, and it felony to destroy Marriages in Eng or injure, or to land.

counterfeit any re

gister. 21 & 22 Vict., c. An Act for the better Section 50. 106.

Government of India. $ L. All Provisions now in force in anywise relating to the offence of forging or altering, or offering, uttering, disposing of, or putting off, knowing the same to be forged or altered, any East India Bond, with intent to defraud, shall extend and be applicable to and in respect of any bond, debenture, or security issued by the Secretary of State in the Council of India under the authority of this Act.

ACT of the British Parliament, to consolidate and amend the

Statute Law of England and Ireland relating to Larceny and other similar offences ; so far as the term " valuable security comprehend British and Foreign Stocks, Debentures, &c., and so far as relates to the stealing or injuring of Legal Records, or Official Documents, and to Frauds by Agents, Bankers, or Factors, committed within England or Ireland, or the jurisdiction of the

Admiralty. [24 & 25 Vict., cap. 96.]

[August 6, 1861.] I. In the interpretation of this Act :

The term “ valuable security” shall include any order, Exchequer acquittance, or other security whatsoever' entitling or evidencing the title of any person or body corporate to any share

* See Vol. 8, Page 1003.

or interest in any public stock or fund, whether of the United Kingdom or of Great Britain or of Ireland, or of any Foreign State, or in any fund of any body corporate, company, or society, whether within the United Kingdom or in any Foreign State or country, or to any deposit in any bank, and shall also include any indenture, deed, bond, bill, note, warrant, order, or other security whatsoever for money, or for payment of money, whether of the United Kingdom, or of Great Britain, or of Ireland, or of any Foreign State, and any document of title to lands or goods as herein before defined :

XXX. Whosoever shall steal, or shall for any fraudulent purpose take from its place of deposit for the time being, or from any person having the lawful custody thereof, or shall unlawfully and maliciously cancel, obliterate, injure, or destroy the whole or any part of any record, writ, return, panel, process, interrogatory, deposition, affidavit, rule, order, or warrant of attorney, or of any original document whatsoever of or belonging to any Court of Record, or relating to any matter, civil or criminal, begun, depending, or terminated in any such Court, or of any bill, petition, answer, interrogatory, deposition, affidavit, order, or decree, or of any original document whatsoever of or belonging to any Court of Equity, or relating to any cause or matter begun, depending, or terminated in any such Court, or of any original document in any wise relating to the business of any office or employment under Her Majesty, and being or remaining in any office appertaining to any Court of Justice, or in any of Her Majesty's castles, palaces, or houses, or in any Government or public office, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for the term of 3 years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding 2 years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement; and it shall not in any indictment for such offence be necessary to allege that the article in respect of which the offence is committed is the property of any person.

As to Frauds by Agents, Bankers, or Factors :

LXXV.Whosoever, having been intrusted, either solely,or jointly with any

other person, as a banker, merchant, broker, attorney, or other agent, with any money or security for the payment of money, with any direction in writing to apply, pay, or deliver such money or security, or any part thereof respectively, or the proceeds or any part of the proceeds of such security, for any purpose, or to any person specified in such direction, shall, in violation of good faith, and contrary to the terms of such direction, in anywise convert to his own use or benefit, or the use or benefit of any person other than the person by whom he shall have been so intrusted, such money, security, or proceeds, or any part thereof respectively; and whosoever, having been intrusted, either solely, or jointly with any other person, as a banker, merchant, broker, attorney, or other agent, with any chattel or valuable security, or any power of attor

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for the sale or transfer of any share or interest in any public stock or fund, whether of the United Kingdom, or any part thereof, or of any Foreign State, or in any stock or fund of any body corporate, company, or society, for safe custody or for any special purpose, without any authority to sell

, negotiate, transfer, or pledge, shall, in violation of good faith, and contrary to the object or purpose for which such chattel

, security, or power of attorney shall have been intrusted to him, sell, negotiate, transfer, pledge, or in any manner convert to his own use or benefit, or the use or benefit of any person other than the person by whom he shall have been so intrusted, such chattel or security, or the proceeds of the same, or any part thereof, or the share or interest in the stock or fund to which such power of attorney shall relate, or any part thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for any term not exceeding 7 years and not less than 3 years,—or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding 2 years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement; but nothing in this section contained relating to agents shall affect any trustee in or under any instrument whatsoever, or any mortgagee of any property, real or personal, in respect of any act done by such trustee or mortgagee in relation to the property comprised in or affected by any such trust or mortgage ; nor shall restrain any banker, merchant, broker, attorney, or other agent from receiving any money which shall be or become actually due and payable upon or by virtue of any valuable security, according to the tenor and effect thereof, in such manner as he might have done if this Act had not been passed ; nor from selling, transferring, or otherwise disposing of any securities or effects in his possession upon which he shall have any lien, claim, or demand entitling him by law so to do, unless such sale, transfer, or other disposal shall extend to a greater number or part of such securities or effects than shall be requisite for satisfying such lien, claim, or demand.

CXV. All indictable offences mentioned in this Act which shall be committed within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England or Ireland shall be deemed to be offences of the same nature, and liable to the same punishments, as if they had been committed upon the land in England or Ireland, and may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, and determined in any county or place in which the offender shall be apprehended or be in custody ; and in any indictment for any such offence or for being an accessory to any such offence the venue in the margin shall be the same as if the offence had been committed in such county or place, and the offence itself shall be averred to have been committed on the high seas :" Provided, that nothing herein contained shall alter or affect any of the laws relating to the government of Her Majesty's land nr naral forces.

ACT of the British Parliament, to consolidate and amend the Sta

tute Law of England and Ireland relating to Malicious Injuries to Property ;" so far as relates to Offences committed within Ad

miralty jurisdiction. [24 & 25 Vict., cap. 97.]

[August 6, 1861.) LXXII. All indictable offences mentioned in this Act which shall be committed within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England or Ireland shall be deemed to be offences of the same nature and liable to the same punishments as if they had been committed upon the land in England or Ireland, and may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, and determined in any county or place in England or Ireland in which the offender should be apprehended or be in custody, in the same manner in all respects as if they had been actually committed in that county or place; and in any indictment for any such offence, or for being an accessory to such an offence, the venue in the margin shall be the same, as if the offence had been committed in such county or place, and the offence shall be averred to have been committed“ on the high seas : Provided that nothing herein contained shall alter or affect any of the laws relating to the government of Her Majesty's land or naval forces,

ACT of the British Parliament, to consolidate and umend the Statute

Law of England and Ireland relating to Indictable Offences by
Forgery;" so far as relates to the forging of India Bonds, Foreign
Bills, Notes, or Debentures, Bills of Exchange, g'c., in England
or Ireland, or abroad, or within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty.

[24 & 25 Vict., cap. 98.]

[August 6, 1861.] VII. As to forging India Bonds. See India.

XIX. Whosoever, without lawful authority or excuse (the proof whereof shall lie on the party accused), shall engrave or in anywise make upon any plate whatsoever, or upon any wood, stone, or other material, any bill of exchange, promissory note, undertaking, or order for payment of money, or any part of any bill of exchange, promissory note, undertaking, or order for payment of money, in whatsoever language the same may be expressed, and whether the same shall or shall not be or be intended to be under seal, purporting to be the bill, note, undertaking, or order, or part of the bill, note, undertaking, or order of any Foreign Prince or State, or of any minister or officer in the service of any Foreign Prince or State, or of any body corporate or body of the like nature, constituted or recognized by any Foreign Prince or State, or of any person or company of

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