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Information, Commission, or other Suit or Proceeding, or shall at any Tiine or Times hereafter be filed, issued, or commenced for recovering the same or in respect thereof; nor of, for, or from any Right or Title firit accrued or grown to His Majeity, or any of His Progenitors, Predeceffors or Ancestors, or which shall first accrue or grow to His Majesty, or any of His Heirs or Successors, of, in, or to any Manors, Lands, Tenements, Rents, Tythes or Hereditaments, at any Time or Times within the Space of Sixty Years next before the filing, issuing, or commencing of any such Action, Bill, Plaint, Information, Commillion, or other Suit or Proceeding, as shall at any Time or Times hereafter be filed, issued or commenced for recovering the same or in respect thereof, and not before.

IV. Provided also, and be it enacted, That all and fingular the Lands Thall be said Manors, Lands, Tenernents, Tythes and Hereditaments, shall holden of the at all Times hereafter be holden of His Majesty, His Heirs and Suc. Crown upon the

usual Tenures, ceffors, and of other Person or Persons, Bodies Politick and Corporate, s their Heirs and Successors respectively, by the same Tenures, Ser. Dutie. vices, Fee Farms, Chief Rents, Quit Rents, Heriots, and other Duties, to all Intents and Purposes as the same should or ought of right to have been holden if the Estates, Rights and Interests established and made sure by this present Act had been before the making of this Act firm and effectual in Law: Saving to every person and Perfops, Bodies Politick and Corporate, their Heirs and Successors (other than His moft Excellent Majesty, His Heirs and Succeffors ) all such Rights, Title, Interest, Estate, Rents, Commens, Customs, Duties, Profits, and other Claims and Demands whatsoever, into or out of the said Manors, Lands, Tenements, Tythes or Hereditaments, as they or any of them had or ought to have had before the passing of this Act; any Thing in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

V. Provided also, and be it enacted, That where any Fee Farm Where Rents Rent, or other Rent or Rents have been or shall be answered and shall be paid to actually paid to the King's Majesty, or to any of His Predeceffors,

any of His Predenof the K ng within Heirs or Successors, within the Space of Sixty Years next before any then that remain

60 Years, Action, Bill, Plaint, Information, Commission, or other Suit or Pro. payable, ceeding shall at any Time or Times hereafter be filed, issued or commenced for recovering the same, or in respect thereof, out of any Manors, Lands, Tenements, Tythes, or Hereditaments, of which Manors, Lands, Tenements, Tythes, or Hereditaments, the Estates, Rights or Interests being defective, are established and made sure by this present Act, that His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, shall from henceforth for ever have, hold, and enjoy the said Rents and Arrearages thereof in such Manner and Form and as fully and as amply as the same are or were enjoyed at any Time within the said Space of Sixty Years.

VI. And be it further enacted, That in all Cafes where any Rents Incumbents of or other Dues in the Nature or Lieu of Rents now are or shall here. Benefices shall after become due and payable to His Majesty, His Heirs and Suc- not

etter His Hair and Sue not be liable to

Arrears of cessors, out of or chargeable upon any Rectories, Vicarages, Curacies Crown Renes or other Ecclefiaftical Benefices, or payable by the Rectors, Vicars, acc, ued before Curates, or other Ecclesiastical Persons, the Incumbents thereof their Incum. respectively having respectively actual Cure of Souls, such Rectors, bency, Vicars, Curates, or other Ecclefiaftical Persons, or any of them, shall not be subject or liable to, or compellable to pay or satisfy to His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, any Arrear or Arrears of 48 Geo. III.

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such Rent or Rents, or other Dues which shall have accrued or shall hereafter accrue due and payable before the accruing of the Title of such Rector, Vicar, Curate or other Ecclesiastical Person to such Rectories, Vicarages, Curacies or other Ecclefiaftical Benefices aforesaid ; and that no Dillress, Action, Suit or other Proceeding whatsoever shall be made, brought, commenced or prosecuted against any such Rector, Vicar, Curate, or other Ecclefiaftical Person during his Life, or against his Lands, Tenements, Goods or Chatiels after his Death, for any such Arrear or any Part thereof.

4.G. 3. e. 58.
(repealing
23 G. 3. c. 50.)

CA P. XLVIII.
An Act to enable His Majesty's Postmaster General of Ireland to

purchase Premises for the Enlargement of the General Post
Office in the City of Dublin.

[27th May 1808.] Irish Act, 23 & 24 G. 3. 6. 17. and British Act, 24 G. 3. c. 6. “ recited. Poftmaster General of Ireland empowered to contract for “ the Purchase of Buildings, &c. for making Addition to the General “ Post Office. 1. In case the Parties cannot agree, Value of Pre“ mises shall be ascertained by a Jury. $ 2. On Payment of Purchase “ Money, Conveyances of Premises shall be made to the Postmaster “ General. \ 3. Guardians and Persons seised of Premises for Life, 66 empowered to convey the same. 84. Such Conveyances shall “ be valid. Ø 5. In case Parties refuse to execute Conveyances, Court “ of Chancery empowered to convey, Ø 6. Penalties shall be re“ covered by Civil Bill. $ 7."

CA P. XLIX.
An Act for accelerating the making up, Examination, and

Audit, of the Accounts of the Paymaster General of His
Majesty's Forces.

[27th May 1808.] "W H EREAS an Aế was passed in the Forty-fifth Year of His

VV present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Aa to repeal an A# made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majefly, for the better Regulation of the Office of Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces,

and the more regular Payment of the Army, and for the more effe&tually "regulating the said Office : And whereas it is expedient that some • of the Provisions of the said Act should be repealed, and that further • and more effectual Provisions should be made for making up, ex• amining, and auditing the Accounts of the said Office : And ' whereas it is expedient that an Act, passed in the Twenty-second • Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Aa for the better Regulation of the Office of Paymaster General of His Ma. jejay's Forces, should be repealed ;' be it therefore enacted by the King's moft 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, That from and after the passing of this Act the faid recited Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of His prefent Majesty's Reign, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

II. And be it further enacted, That so much of the said recited Act of the Forty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty as

regulates

22 G. 3. c. 81. repealed.

45 G.3.6.58.
$ 6, 8, 9. as to
Periods of making

regulates the Mode of making up the Accounts of the Paymaster up and auditing General for the Time heing, and of transmitting the fame to the Paymaster's Commillioners for auditing the publick Accounts for Examination, Accout

Accounts, and of declaring the same, and of acquitting the said Paymaster

? repeuled. thereupon; and also the making out and keeping the Accounts for Army Services in Places beyond the Cape of Good Hope, or Cape Horn, and transmitting the same to the said Commissioners for auditing the publick Accounts for Examination, and declaring the same, and making out Acquittances for the fame, !hall be and the same is hereby repealed as to all Accounts to be made up and transmitted for periods subsequent to the Twenty-fourth Day of December One thousand eight hundred and seren.

III. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing Paymaster shall of this Act the Paymaster General shall make up an Annual Ac- make up count, ending on the Twenty-fourth Day of December in each Year,

Accounts to 29th

December, of all Monies received and Payments made by him within the Period

im within the Period annually, in the of the faid Account, to be intituled, “ The General Annual Account Mode hereby of the Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces ;' in which prescribed. Account the Paymaster General shall charge himself with the Balance actually transferred to his Account at the Bank of England from the Account of the preceding Paymaster General, or with the Balance brought forward from his Account for the Year preceding (as the Case may be) and also with all Sums carried to his Account at the Bank within the Period of the Account; and all such Balances and Sums of Money shall be stated in the Account so to be made up, in the Orcier in which they were actually, in point of Time, placed to the Account of such Paymaster General with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; and the said Paymaster General shall state, on the Credit Side of such Account, all Sums paid by him within the Period of the said Account, under or in pursuance of any Act of Parliament, or by virtue or in pursuance of any Warrant under His Majesty's Royal Sign Manual, or of any warrant granted by the Lord High Treasurer, or Lords Commissioners of the Treafury, or any Three or more of them, or the Secretary at War, and shall also, in such General Annual Account, place on the Credit Side thereof all Sums of Money issued to or transferred to the Account of any Person or Persons for the Payment of Half-pay, or of Pensions on the Compassionate Lift, or the Establishment of Chelsea Hospital; and also all Sums of Money paid by him on account of any Bills drawn by any of his Deputies on Foreign Stations under the Warrant of any Officer commanding in Chief on such Foreign Stations respectively; and all Monies paid or remitted to any such Deputy or Deputies; and all such Sums shall be stated in the Accounts in the Order in which such Bills were paid, or such Monies paid, issued, transferred, or remitted as aforesaid.

IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That at the Separate Aco Time of making up such General Annual Account as aforesaid, counts fhall at the said Paymatter General fall make up also separate Accounts of the fame Period Monies received and paid within the Period coorprized in the said he made up of General Account, on account of Half-Pay, and of Chelsea Hospital. Haw-Pav, Cheland of Pensions on the Compassionate List respectively; and in

is for Hospital, and

" Penfions on every such separate Account the Balance remaining from the Account

Compassionate of the preeeding Year, applicable to the Payment of Half-Pay, or of Liit. the Establishment of Chelsea Hospital, or of Pensions on the Com

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passionate List respectively, and all Monies placed from Time to Time to the Account of such Services respectively, within the Period of the General Account, and which shall have been so inserted in the General Account as before directed on the Credit Side thereof, shall be placed on the Debit Side of such separate Accounts respectively; and all particular Payments made out of any Sums of Money so placed on the Debit Side of such separate Accounts respectively, for which proper Vouchers shall be produced, on account of Half-Pay, Chelsea Hospital, or Pensions on the Compassionate List, shall be placed on the Credit Side thereof; and all such Receipts and Payments shall be stated in such separate Accounts under each respective Head, in the Order, in point of Time, in which the same respectively took

place. Mode of trans-, V. And be it further enacted, That the General Annual Account mitting the laid of the Paymaster General for the Time being, so made up as aforeAccounts to

Orice said, together with such separate Annual Accounts of Half-Pay, and of their Establishment of Chelsea Hospital, and Pensions on the Compassionate declaring and Lift, for each Year ending on the Twenty-fourth Day of December, giving Quietus with proper Vouchers, shall, within Three Months after the Twenty. upon such

fourth Day of December in each Year, be transmitted to the ComAccounts; without waiting for

millioners for auditing the publick Accounts, who shall and they Vouchers from are hereby directed and required, with the least possible Delay after Deputy Pay- the Receipt thereof, to examine or cause to be examined the same; masterson foreign and shall discharge the said Paymaster General of all Sums paid. in pur. Stations.

suance of any Act of Parliament or Warrant as aforesaid; and the said Commissioners shall, after such Examination, and without waiting for Vouchers of Payments made by the Paymasters General through their Deputies on Foreign Stations, present or cause to be presented to the proper Officer for Declaration, the said General and separate Annual Accounts as aforesaid, specifying the Amount discharged by proper Vouchers, and the Amount with which the Paymaster General still remains charged for the Year, on account of Payments made by their Deputies on Foreign Stations as aforesaid, and also specifying the Sums of Money with which the Paymaster General is to remain charged for the succeeding Year on account of Balances (if any) remaining on such General and separate Annual Accounts as aforesaid; and when such Account fo discharged by proper Vouchers as aforesaid Thail be declared, a Quietus or Acquittance in the usual Form shall be made out to the Paymafter General, his Heirs, Exe.

cutors, and Administrators for such' Account so declared as aforesaid, Accounts of

VI. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing Deputy Pay of this Act, the Paymaster General shall make up, in like Manner, masters for another Annual Account, ending the Twenty-fourth Day of December Services on

in each Year, to be intituled, “ The Annual Account of the Pay. Foreign Stations « maiter General of His Majesty's Forces, for Monies paid within Thall be made up

de « the Period of the said Account by his Deputies on Foreign within 18 Months; tranf- “ Stations;" which Account shall be transmitted to the Commissioners

for auditing the publick Accounts as far as the same can be made up, Auditor's Office, within Eighteen Months after the Period of the said Account ; and arxh declared, and the said Commillioners for auditing the publick Accounts shall and a Quietus

they are hereby directed and required, with the least possible Delay, abereon.

to examine or cause to be examined the same, and shall discharge the said Pavmaster General of all Sums of Money paid by any Deputy on any Foreign Station under the Warrant of the Officer com

manding

mitted to

manding in Chief on such Foreign Station, and as soon as the same Ihall have been examined, the said Commissioners shall in like Manner present such Account for Declaration, specifying the Sums of Money with which the Paymaster General is to remain charged for the succeeding Year, on account of Balances, if any, remaining on such Account ; and when such Account, discharged by proper Vouchers as aforesaid, shall be declared, a Quietus or Acquittance in the usual Form shall be made out to the Paymatter General, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, for such Account so declared as aforesaid, and the Paymaiter General shall remain charged in his Account of the following Year, with such Balances, if any, on such Annual Accounts respectively, as shall have been so specified as aforesaid: Provided always that the Paymaster General shall at the Further Acsame Time that he transmits to the Commislioners for auditing the counts under publick Accounts such Annual Accounts so made up as aforesaid, Orders of the transmit to them any Accounts for the same Year made up in such

Treasury. other Manner as the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury shall direct, for the greater Convenience of Examination and Audit.

VII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in Mode of exathis Act shall be conitrued to vary or alter the Mode of examining the mining WeftAccount of any Deputy Paymaster in the West Indies or on the Con

India Accounts

to continue as tinent of South America, as directed by an Act of the Forty-fixth

under 46 G. 3, Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Ad to provide for the

c. 80. more effe&tual Examination of Accounts of the Expenditure of the publick Money in the West Indies, and for the better Discovery of Frauds and Abuses therein.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That in the Event of the Death, Making up Resignation or Removal of the Paymaster General, in the course of

Accounts, and the Year, the Account fhall be so made up as to include and distin

transferring

Balance on the guish the actual Payments of each Paymaster General within the Year, Death or Reand to specify and distinguish the respective Balances, if any remaining, moval of a PayLÒÂÂ2Ò2Â2âÒâmēģētiņņēm2?Â2Ò2§§â2ūtiņēģēmēģūtiņģē2 2/22\/\/►Ż 2ņģ2/2 2?Â2Ò2Â2Ò2ÂòÂ2ti Accounts aforcsaid, and transferred over to the succeeding Paymaster the

Domofter the Year. General, so as to enable the Commissioners for auditing the publick Accounts to distinguish each Account, and examine and declare the Accounts of any Paymatter General, so dying or going out oj Office, as a separate and distinct Account; and the Transfer of such Balances to any succeeding Paymatter General shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Heirs, Executors, or Administrators of any Paymaster General so dying, or to any Paymaster General going out of Office, for the Amount of such Balances; and a Quietus and full Acquittance shall be given to the Heirs, Executors, or Administrators of any Paymaster General so dying, or to the Paymaster General, or His Heirs, Executors, or Administrators so going out of Office, for his General Account and several and distinct Accounts as aforesaid, when and as soon as the same thall have been examined and declared ; and the succeeding Paymaster General shall become charged with the Balances fo transferred as aforesaid.

IX. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing of Paymaster in his this A& the Paymaster General, in the first Memorial in every Month first Monthly.

Memorial shall presented by him to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for

ne, Treasury for state his Balance Supplies of Money, shall insert in such Memorials the Balance of and the outpublick Money on his Account in the Hands of the Governor and standing Drafts Çompany of the Bank of England, together with an Account of all thereon only.

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6.58. $5.

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