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and the other moiety to the use of the person or persons who shall sue and prosecute for the same respectively. 23 G. 2. c. 27. s. 7.

Limitation of Actions, Six Months; General Issue, Treble Costs, s. 8.

The Statute 25 G. 3. c. 67. intituled " An Act to prohibit the § *• Exportation to Foreign Parts, of Tools and Utensils made use of in the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom; and to prevent the seducing of Artificers or Workmen employed in those Manufactures, to go into Parts beyond the (Seas," recites that the Exportation of the several Tools and Utensils made use of in preparing, working up, and finishing the Iron and Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom, or either of them, will enable Foreigners to work up such Manufactures, and thereby greatly diminish the Exportation of the same from this Kingdom; and therefore, for the preserving as much as possible to his Majesty's subjects the benefits arising from those great and valuable branches of Trade and Commerce, it is enacted, that if from and after 1st August 1785, No person to put any person or persons in Great Britain shall, upon any pretence vesse^'for'exwhatsoever, export, load, or put on board, or pack (1), or cause or portation, any procure to be loaden, put on board, or packed, in order to be specified',, loaded or put on board of any Ship or Vessel which shall be bound to some Port or Place in parts beyond the Seas (except to Ireland), or shall lade or cause or procure to be laden on board any Boat or other Vessel, or shall bring or cause to be brought to any Quay, Wharf, or other Place, in order to bo go laden or put on board any such Ship or Vessel, any Tool or Utensil hereafter mentioned; that is to say, Hand Stamps, Dog Head Stamps, Pulley Stamps, Stamps of all sorts, Hammers and Anvils for Stamps, Screws for Stamps, Iron Rods for Stamps, Presses of all sorts in Iron, Steel, or other Metal, which are used for giving Impressions to Metal, or any parts of these several Articles; Presses of all sorts called Cuttlng-out Presses, Beds and Punches to be used therewith; Piercing Presses of all sorts, Beds and Punches to be used therewith, either in parts or pieces, or fitted together; Iron or Steel Dies to be used in Stamps or Presses, either with or without Impressions on them; Rollers of Cast Iron, Wrought Iron or Steel, for rolling of Metal, and Frames for the same; Flasks or Casting Moulds, and Boards used therewith; Lathes of all sorts for turning, burnishing, polishing, either the whole together or separate parts thereof; Lathe Strings, Polishing Brushes, Scoring or

(1) This word does not occur in the previous act 23 G. 2. c. 27.

Shading Engines, Presses for Horn Buttons, Dies for Horn Buttons, Shears for cutting of Metal, Rolled Steel, Rolled Metal with Silver thereon, Parts of Buttons not fitted up into Buttons, or in an unfinished state; Engines for Chasing, Stocks for casting Buckles, Buttons, and Rings; Cast Iron Anvils and Hammers for Forging Mills for Iron and Copper; Rolls, Slitters, Beds, Pillars, and Frames for Slitting Mills; Diesinking Tools of all sorts; Engines for making Button Shanks, Laps of all soits, Drilling Engines, Tools for pinching of Glass, Engines for covering of Whips, Polishing Brushes, Bars of Metal covered with Gold or Silver, Iron or Steel Screw Plates, Pins, and Stocks for making Screws, or any other Tool or Utensil whatsoever which now are, is, or at any time or tunes hereafter shall or may be used in or proper for the preparing, working, finishing, or completing of the Iron or Steel Manufactures of this Kingdom, or either of them, by what Name or Names soever the same shall be called or known, or any Model or Plan or Models or Plans of any such Tool, Utensil, or Implement, on penalty or any part or parts thereof; the person or persons so offending

SLrerf *c! shall> for everV SUCh °ffence> not only forfeit and Iose u11 sucb

Tools or Utensils, or parts or parcels thereof, together with the Packages and all other Goods packed therewith, if any such there be; and Complaint being made upon the Oath of one or more credible Witness or Witnesses before any Justice or Justices of the Peace, it shall and may be lawful to and for such Justice or Justices of the Peace to issue his or their Warrant or Warrants to bring the person or persons so complained of before him or them, or some other of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the same County, City, Riding, Division, Liberty, Shire, Stewand if die of- artry, or Place; and if when such person or persons shall be give a satisfactory brought before such Justice or Justices, he, she, or they shall not account before _;ve snc]x an account of the Use or Purpose to which such

the magistrate, ° r

heahallbebound Tools, Utensils, or Implements, and Part or Parts thereof, and

1°.,?^ 't aU such Model or Plan, Models or Plans, and Part or Parts

thereof, are intended to be appropriated, as shall be satisfactory

to the Justice or Justices before whom he, she, or tiny shall be

brought as aforesaid, then and in such case it shall and may be

lawful to and for such Justice or Justices to bind the person or

persons so charged to appear at the next Assises, General Gaol

Delivery, or Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the County, City,

Riding, Division, Stewartry, or Place where such Offence shall

or on refusal to be committed, with reasonable Sureties for his, her, or their ap

give bail, be . pearance; and in case such person or persons shall refuse or

commute or neglect to give such Security, then and in such case it shall and: may be lawful to and for such Justice or Justices to commit the person or persons so refusing to the Common Gaol or House of Correction, there to be kept until the next Assises, or next Quarter Sessions of the County, City, Riding, Division, Shire, Stewartry, or Place where such Commitment shall be, and until i

he, she, or they shall be delivered by due course of Law; and Penalty on in case any such person or persons shall be convicted of any of the Offences aforesaid upon any Indictment or Information against him, her, or them, at such Assises or Quarter Sessions of the Peace as aforesaid, the person or persons so offending shall, for every such Offence, forfeit the Sum of Two hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, and shall also suffer Imprisonment in the Common Gaol, Prison, or House of Correction of the County, City, Riding, Division, Liberty, Shire, Stewartry, or Place wherein such Offender or Offenders shall be respectively convicted, for the space of Twelve Months without Bail or Mainprize, and until such Forfeiture shall be paid. s. 1.

From and after said 1st August 1785, it shall and may officers of the be lawful to and for any Officer of His Majesty's Customs in ££TMJ "*{, Great Britain, and they are hereby required to seize and secure, tools, &c. laid or in some or one of his Majesty's Warehouses, all such Tools, \a\i on board Utensils, or Implements, or Part or Parts thereof; and all and f»y o"'**"1

hound vessel;

every such Model or Plan, Models or Plans, or Part or Parts thereof, as such Officer shall find or discover to be laid or put on board, or intended to be laid or put on board, of any Ship, Vessel, or Boat, which shall be bound to some Port or Place in Parts beyond the Seas (except to Ireland), contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act, together with the Packages, and all other Goods packed therewith (if any such there be), and they are hereby indemnified in so doing; and all Tools, Goods packed Utensils,and Implements, or Part or Partsthereof, Modelor Plan, TM* Jjj£ ££ Models or Plans, or Part or Parts thereof, together with the demnation bo Packages and other Goods packed therewith, so seized and secured as aforesaid, shall, after Condemnation thereof in due Course of Law, be publicly sold to the best Bidder, by Order of the Commissioners of the Customs in Great Britain respectively; and One Moiety of the Produce arising by the Sale thereof, after deducting the Charges of Condemnation and Sale, ahall be to the Use of his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and the other Moiety to the Officer who shall seize and prosecute the same as aforesaid, s. 2.

From and after the said 1st August 1785, if the Captain or Penalty on Master of any Ship, Vessel, or Boat, in Great Britain, 111011 who'shaU perm!" any such tools, knowingly or designedly permit or suffer any Tool, Utensil, or

botrd. °" Implement, or Part or Parts thereof, or any Model or Plan, or

Part or Parts thereof, by this Act prohibited to be exported as

aforesaid, to be put on board his said Ship, Vessel, or Boat, every

such Captain or Master shall, for every such Offence, forfeit the

Sum of Two hundred Pounds; and if the said Ship, Vessel, or

Boat, shall belong to his Majesty, his Heirs or Successors,

then the Captain or Master thereof shall not only forfeit the Sum

of Two hundred Pounds, but shall also forfeit his Employment,

and be incapable of holding any Office or Employment under his

Majesty, his Heirs or Successors. 25 G. 3. c 67. s. 3.

Penalty on offi- If any Customer, Comptroller, Surveyor, Searcher, Waiter,

cm of customs or other officer of the Customs in Great Britain, shall take, or

taking any entry _'

outwards, &c. knowingly or willingly suffer to be taken, any Entry outward, or or utensils. shall sign any Cocquet, Warrant, or Sufferance, for the shipping

or exporting of any of the said Tools, Utensils, or Implements, or any Part or Parts thereof, or any of the said Models or Plans, or any Part or Parts thereof, by this Act prohibited to be exported, or shall knowingly or willingly permit or suffer the same to be done, directly or indirectly, contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act; every such Customer, Comptroller, Surveyor, Searcher, Waiter, or other Officer of the Customs of Great Britain, shall for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, and shall also forfeit his Office, and be incapable of holding any Office or Employment under his Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, s. 4. Persons having From and after said 1st August 1785, if any person or Buc^wcTutensu' Persons hath or have in his, her, or their Custody, Power, or ftc. with intent Possession, or shall collect, obtain, make, apply for, or cause or wrneTany justice procure to be made, any such Tool, Utensil, or Implement, or may issue his anv part or Parts thereof, or any such Model or Plan, Models

warrant for seii-' _, ._ i « n , . , \

ing thereof, and or Plans, or Part or Parts thereof as aforesaid, with Intent to bri^ing !"ch export, or that the same may be exported out of Great Britain to lum; any Part or Place beyond the Seas (except to Ireland), and

Complaint being made, upon the Oath of One or more credible Witness or Witnesses, before any Justice or Justices of the Peace, that there is Reason to believe such person or persons hath or have in his, her, or their Custody, Power, or Possession, or hath or have collected, obtained, made, applied for, or caused or procured to be made, any such Tool, Utensil, or Implement, or Part or Parts thereof, or any such Model or Plan, or Models or Plans, or Part or Parts thereof as aforesaid, with latent to export, or that the same may be exported to some other Port or Race than Great Britain or Ireland; then, and in any of the said Cases, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Justice or Justices of the Peace to issue his or their Warrant or Warrants to seize all such Tools, Utensils, or Implements, or Part or Parts thereof, and all such Models or Plans, or Part or Parts thereof as aforesaid, and to bring the person or persons so complained of before him or them, or some other of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the same County, City, Riding, Division, Shire, Stewartry, or Place; and if such person or persons and if he shall shall not give such an Account of the Use or Purpose to which "actory'accounV such Tools, Utensils, or Implements, or Part or Parts, Models thereof, such

* , tools, &c. may

or Plans, or Part or Parts thereof, is, are, or were intended to be detained, and be appropriated, as shall be satisfactory to the Justice or Justices {J^]JJ^J^0 before whom he, she, or they shall be brought as aforesaid, appear at the then, and in such Case, it shall and may be lawful to and »e"a5SBes>&cfor such Justice or Justices to cause all such Tools, Utensils, or Implements, or Part or Parts thereof, Models or Plans, or Part or Parts thereof, which shall have been so seized as aforesaid, to be detained, and also to bind the person or persons so charged to appear at the next Assizes, General Gaol Delivery, or Quarter Sessions of the Peace, for the County, City, Riding, Division, Shire, Stewartry, or Place, where such Offence shall be committed, with reasonable Sureties for a?d "fusil|s'" his, her, or their Appearance; and in case such person or per- curity may be sons shall refuse or neglect to give such Security, then and in commi,t*<1such case it shall and may be lawful to and for such Justice or Justices to commit such person or persons to the County Gaol, Prison, or House of Correction, there to remain until the next Assizes, or Quarter Session of the County, City, Riding, Division, Liberty, Stewartry, or Place, where such Commitment shall be, and until he, she, or they shall be delivered by due Pe"aIt> °"

_ . , ,',, conviction.

Course of Law; and in case any such person or persons shall be convicted, upon any Indictment or Information against him, her, or them, at such Assizes or Quarter Sessions of the Peace as aforesaid, of having in his, her, or their Custody, Power, or Possession, or of having collected, obtained, made, applied for, or caused or procured to be made, any such Tool, Utensil, or Implement, or Part or Parts thereof, Model or Plan, or Part or Parts thereof, with such Intent as aforesaid, then, and in such Case the person or persons so convicted shall, for every such Offence, forfeit and lose all such Tools, Utensils, or Implements, or Part or Parts thereof, Models or Plans, or Part or Parts thereof, which shall be so seized and detained, and also the Sum of Two hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great

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