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for any term not exceeding 2 years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement.

XIX. Whosoever, without lawful authority or excuse (the proof whereof shall lie on the party accused), shall bring or receive into the United Kingdom any such false or counterfeit coin resembling or apparently

intended to resemble or pass for any gold or silver coin of any Foreign Prince, State, or Country, knowing the saine to be false or counterfeit, shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of felony, and in Scotland of a high crime and offence, 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.

XX. Whosoever shall tender, utter, or put off any such false or counterfeit coin resembling or apparently intended to resemble or pass for any gold or silver coin of any Foreign Prince, State, or Country, knowing the same to be false or counterfeit, shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and in Scotland of a crime and offence, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding 6 months, with or without hard labour.

XXI. Whosoever, having been so convicted as in the last preceding section mentioned, shall afterwards commit the like offence of tendering, uttering, or putting off any such false or counterfeit coin as aforesaid, knowing the same to be false or counterfeit, shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and in Scotland of a crime and offence, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding 2 years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement; and whosoever, having been so convicted of a 2nd offence, shall afterwards commit the like offence of tendering, uttering, or putting off any such false or counterfeit coin as aforesaid, knowing the same to be false or counterfeit, shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of felony, and in Scotland of a high crime and offence, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be kept in penal servitude for life or for any term 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.

XXII. Whosoever shall falsely make or counterfeit any kind of coin not being the Queen's current coin, but resembling or apparently intended to resemble or pass for any copper coin, or any other coin made of any metal or mixed metals of less value than the silver coin of any Foreign Prince, State, or Country, shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and in Scotland of a crime and offence, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, for the 1st offence to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding 1 year, and for the 2nd offence 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.

XXIII. Whosoever, without lawful authority or excuse (the proof whereof shall lie on the party accused), shall have in his custody or possession any greater number of pieces than 5 pieces of false or counterfeit coin resembling or apparently intended to resemble or pass for any gold or silver coin of any Foreign Prince, State, or Country, or any such copper or other coin as in the last preceding section mentioned, shall, on conviction thereof before any justice of the peace, forfeit and lose all such false and counterfeit coin, which shall be cut in pieces and destroyed by order of such justice, and shall for every such offence forfeit and pay any sum of money not exceeding 40 shillings nor less than 10 shillings for every such piece of false and counterfeit coin which shall be found in the custody or possession of such person, one moiety to the informer, and the other moiety to the poor of the parish where such offence shall be committed ; and in case any such penalty shall not be forthwith paid it shall be lawful for any such justice to commit the person who shall have been adjudged to pay the same to the Common Gaol or House of Correction, there to be kept to hard labour for the space of 3 months, or until such penalty shall be paid.

XXIV. 'Whosoever, without lawful authority or excuse (the proof whereof shall lie on the party accused), shall knowingly make or mend, or begin or proceed to make or mend, or buy or sell, or have in his custody or possession, any puncheon, counter puncheon, matrix, stamp, die, pattern, or mould, in or upon which there shall be made or impressed, or which will make or impress, or which shall be adapted and intended to make or impress, the figure, stamp, or apparent resemblance of both or either of the sides of any of the Queen's current gold or silver coin, or of any coin of any Foreign Prince, State, or Country, or any part or parts of both or either of such sides; or shall make or mend, or begin to proceed to make or mend, or shall buy or sell, or have in his custody or possession, any edger, edging or other tool, collar, instrument, or engine adpated and intended for the marking of coin round the edges with letters, grainings, or other marks or figures apparently resembling those on the edges of any such coin as in this section aforesaid ; knowing the same to be so adapted and intended as aforesaid ; or shall make or mend, or begin or proceed to make or mend, or shall buy or sell, or have in his custody or possession, any press or coinage, or any cutting engine for cutting by force of a screw or of any other contrivance, round blanks out of gold, silver, or other metal or mixture of metals, or any other machine, knowing such press to be a press for coinage, or knowing such engine or machine to have been used or to be intended to be used for or in order to the false making or counterfeiting of any such coin as in this section aforesaid, shall, in England and Ireland, be guilty of felony, and in Scotland of a high crime and offence, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be kept in penal servitude for life or for any term 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.

XXVIÍ. If any person shall find or discover in any place whatever, or in the custody or possession of any person having the same without lawful authority or excuse, any false or counterfeit coin, resembling or apparantly intended to resemble or pass for any of the Queen's current gold, silver, or copper coin, or any coin of any Foreign Prince, State, or Country, or any instrument, tool, or engine whatsoever, adpated and intended for the counterfeiting of any such coin, or any filings or clippings, or any gold or silver bullion, or any gold or silver in dust, solution, or otherwise, which shall have been produced, or obtained by diminishing or lightening any of the Queen's current gold or silver coin, it shall be lawful for the person so finding or discovering, and he is hereby required to seize the same, and to carry the same forthwith before some justice of the peace; and where it shall be proved, on the oath of a credible witness before any justice of the peace, that there is reasonable cause to suspect that any person has been concerned in counterfeiting the Queen's current gold, silver, or copper coin, or any such Foreign or other coin as in this Act before mentioned, or has in his custody or possession any such false or counterfeit coin, or any instrument, tool, or engine whatsoever adapted and intended for the making or counterfeiting of any such coin, or any other machine used or intended to be used for making or counterfeiting any such coin, or any such filings, clippings, or bullion, or any such gold or silver in dust, solution, or otherwise as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for any justice of the peace, by warrant under his hand, to cause any place whatsoever belonging to or in the occupation or under the control of such suspected person to be searched, either in the day or in the night, and if any such false or counterfeit coin, or any such instrument, tool, or engine, or any such machine, or any such filings, clippings, or bullion, or any such gold or silver in dust, solution, or otherwise as aforesaid, shall be found in any place so searched, to cause the same to be seized and carried forthwith before some justice of the peace; and whensoever any such false or counterfeit coin, or any such instrument, tool, or engine, or any such machine, or any such filings clippings, or bullion, or any such gold or silver in dust, solution, or otherwise as aforesaid, shall in any case whatsoever be seized and carried before a justice of the peace, he shall, if necessary, cause the same to be secured, for the purpose of being produced in evidence against any person who may

be prosecuted for any offence against this Act; and all such false and counterfeit coin, and all instruments, tools, and engines adapted and intended for the making or counterfeiting of coin, and all such machines, and all such filings, clippings, and bullion, and all such gold and silver in dust, solution, or otherwise as aforesaid, after they shall have been produced in evidence, or when they shall have been seized, and shall not be required to be produced in evidence, shall forthwith be delivered up to the officers of Her Majesty's Mint, or to the solicitors of Her Majesty's Treasury, or to any person authorised by them to receive the same.

XXXVI. 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 shall be apprehended or be in custody, in the same manner in all respects as if the same had been actually committed in that county or place, and in any indictment for any such offence, or for being accessory to any such offence, the venue in the margin shall be the same as if such offence had been committed in such county or place, and the offence itself shall be averred to have been committed “on the High Seas;" and where any of the crimes and offences, or high crimes and offences, mentioned in this Act, shall be committed at Sea, and the vessel in which the same shall be committed shall be registered in Scot. land, or touch at any part thereof, the courts of criminal law of Scotland may inquire, try, and determine the same in the same manner as if such crime and offence, or high crime and offence, had been committed in Scotland; 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.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, relative to Light Dues

payable by British and Foreign Vessels for the Light at Outer Housing Shoal, off

' Lincolnshire. November 20, 1861.

At the Court at Windsor, the 20th day of November, 1861. PRESENT, THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS by the 410th section of the “Merchant Shipping Act, 1854,”* it'is enacted that, upon the completion of any new lighthouse, buoy, or beacon, Her Majesty may, by Order in Council, fix such dues in respect thereof, to be paid by the master or owner of any ship which passes the same, or derives benefit therefrom,

* See Vol. 9, Page 777.

as Her Majesty may deem reasonable, and may from time to time alter the amount thereof; and that such dues shall be paid and collected in the same manner, by the same means, and subject to the same conditions in, by, and subject to which the light dues authorized to be levied by the said Act are paid and collected. And whereas, the Corporation of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond has placed a new light-vessel on the west side of the Outer Dowsing Shoal, off the coast of Lincolnshire, on the North Sea, and a light is already exhibited therein.

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers vested in Her by the said recited Act, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, is pleased to direct that there shall be paid, in respect of the said light-vessel, for every vessel which, pursuant to the consolidated tables of light dues approved by Her Majesty by an Order in Council made in pursuance of the said Act, and dated the 26th day of June, 1855,* shall become liable to the charge for the Dudgeon Light(except any vessel passing

to or from any of the ports of Boston, Wisbeach, Lynn, Wells, Clay, and Blakeney, from or to any port to the southward), in the case of an oversea voyage, the toll of 3-16ths of 1 penny per ton, of the burthen of every such vessel, if British or Foreign, and privileged to enter the ports of the United Kingdom, upon paying the same duties as are payable by British vessels, and the toll of 6-16ths of 1 penny per ton of the burthen of every such vessel if Foreign, and not privileged, in manner herein before mentioned, and, in the case of a coasting voyage, the toll of 1-16th of 1 penny per ton of the burthen of any such vessel, whether British or Foreign; and for every vessel passing from or to any port in the Humber to or from any port in the Eyder, or south of it, to Norden, the toll of 3-16th's of 1 penny per ton of the burthen of every such vessel if British or Foreign, and privileged in manner herein before mentioned, and the toll of 6-16ths of 1 penny per ton of the burthen of every such vessel, if Foreign, and not privileged, in manner hereinbefore mentioned : provided always, that the several tolls hereinbefore directed to be paid shall be payable once only for the whole voyage out and home; but a single passage, whether coastwise or oversea, shall subject a vessel to the full dues, and a vessel having paid inwards on a coasting voyage shall not be exempt if she proceed outwards with an oversea cargo. And that the said tolls, in respect of the said light-vessel shall be levied by the Corporation of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond subject to the gross abatement or discount of 60 per cent. on vessels engaged in oversea voyages, and of 60 per cent. on vessels engaged in coasting voyages mentioned in an Order in Council made under the authority of the said recited Act, and dated the 25th day of July, 1861,f and subject also to the regulations and exemptions contained in the consolidated tables of the light duties sanctioned by an Order in Council, * See Vol. 10, Page 324.

† See Page 768.

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