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raised and levied on such County sole as the Expence,' or on each of such united Counties as the Quota or Proportion of the Expence to be incurred on the several Accounts aforesaid.
VII. • And in order to defray the Expences necessary for the Ex
• ecution of this Act,' be it further enacted, That the Juilices of the Peace at their General Quarter Sessions may and shall cause such Sums of Money as (hall have been from Time to Time reported tq them to be necessary for that Purpose by the Visiting Juilices, to be raised in such Manner as Rates are directed to be raised by Two Acts made in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more easy assessing, collecting, and levying of County Rates, or (hall order and direct the fame to be paid out of the ordinary Rate of such County.
VIII. 'And whereas the Expences of carrying this Act intp
* Execution may in some Cases become very b'urtheqsome on the
• Occupiers of Land, and othrr the Contributors to the County
* Rates, in cafe the said Expences should be raised in the Manner 'herein-before mentioned;' be it therefore enacted, That when it shall appear on the Report of such Visiting Justices, that the Charge and Costs of carrying this Act into Execution wi}l exceed One Half of the Amount of the ordinary annual Assessment for the County Rate for any County (such ordinary Assessment to be taken on a mean Prqportion of the said Rate for the last Five Years preceding), that then and in such Case it shall and may be lawful for the Justices of the Peace within the respective Limits of their Commissions, so assembled in their Quarter Sessions as aforesaid, from Time to Time to borrow and take up on Mortgage of the Rates herein-mentioned, by Inltrument8 in the Form contained in the Schedule hereunto annexed (No. 2.), or to that or the like Effect, any Sums not less than Fifty Pounds each, at legal or lower Interest, as to them or the major Patt of them (such major Part not being less than Five) shall appear necessary and expedient for the Purposes aforesaid, and to secure all and every such Sum and Sums of Money so borrowed upon the Credit of the Rates to be raised upon such County respectively; and the said Justices so assembled as aforesaid are hereby authorized to treat and agree with any Person or Persons for the Loan of any such Sum or Sums of Money, and by their Order to confirm and establish every such Agreement as aforesaid ; and every such Agreement so established by such Order, and signed by the Chairman and Two or more Justices present at the Time of making such Order, shall be and the same is hereby declared to be effectual for securing to the Person or Persons so advancing any Sum or Sums of Money, his, her, or their Executors, Administrators and Assigns, all and every such Sum or Sums of Money, with Interest for the fame, on such Terms as in and by such Agreement or Agreements respectively shall be for that Purpose stipulated; and the said Securities shall be numbered in order of Succession in which they shall be granted, and Copies or Extracts of all such Agreements or Securities shall be kept with the Clerk of the Peace or other proper Officer having the Custody of the Records of the Quarter Sessions of such County respectively; and all and every Person and Persons to whom any such Security or Securities shall be made, or who shall be entitled to the Money thereby secured, is and are hereby empowered (by indorsing his, her, or their Name or Names on the Back, of such Security or Securities) to transfer and
assign the same, and his, her, or their Right to the principal Money Bnd Interest thereby secured, unto any Person or Persons; and every such Assignee may in like Manner transfer the fame again, and so toties quotiet j and the Person or Persons to whom such Security or Securities, or any such Assignment thereof shall be made, and his' or their respective Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, (hall be Creditors upon the said Rates in an equal Degree one with another, and shall not have any Preference with respect to the Priority of any Monies so advanced.
IX. And be it further enacted, That the said Justices are hereby Fnr chaigingAe authorized and required, not only to charge the Rates to be raised KatewiUi* upon such County with the Interest of the Money so borrowed on such Securities, but also with the Payment of a further Sum equal principal at least with the Sum so charged for the Interest of such Securities, borrowed, which said Sums (hall be assessed on such County in such Manner as County Rates are directed to be assessed by the Laws now in being, and paid and applied under the Direction of the said Justices in discharge of the Interest, and of so many of the principal Sums on the said Securities as such Money will extend to discharge in each Year, until the Whole of the Money for which such Securities shall be made, and the Interest thereof, shall be fully paid and discharged; and the said Justices are required to fix One or more Day in each Year on which such Payment shall be made, and shall make Orders for Assessments in due Time, so as to provide for the regular Payment thereof; and they are hereby required to appoint a proper Accounts of Person to keep an exact and regular Account of all the Receipts Rec«Pw *n* and Payments under the Authority of this Act, in a Book or Books, *"3smeBtl* separate and apart from all other Accounts, and the fame to adjust and settle in such Manner that it may easily be seen what Interest is growing due, and what Principal Money has been discharged, and what remains due, and the said Book or Books so adjusted and settled to deliver into Court at every General Annual or Michaelmat Quarter Sessions to be held for any such County; and the said Justices are required at every such Sessions carefully to inspect all such Accounts, and make Orders for carrying the several Purposes of this Act into - Execution in such Manner as to them shall seem meet; and if at any Time it shall appear to the said Justices that the Person so appointed has neglected the said Order, and has not duly and without Delay applied the Money in his Hands to the Purposes hereby directed, such Person shall forfeit Double the Amount of the Money which shall not have been applied to the Purposes of this Act, to be recovered by Distress and Sale of the Offender's Goods and Chattels, by Warrant under the Hands and Seals of such Justices; and the said Penalty, after the Charges of recovering the fame shall be paid to the Treasurer of such Asylum to be applied to the Use of the same; and the said Justices on a Day and Hour to be fixed at some General Quarter or Annual Sessions of the Peace, to be holden for such County, (of which Fourteen Days publick Notice shall be given as aforesaid,) shall in open Court cause all the said several Securities to be drawn by Lot and numbered for Payment according to the Event of such Drawing, and the Securities so drawn and numbered ssiall be regularly discharged in Succession according to Priority of such, drawn Number.
U 4 X. Provided
Money borrowed (hall be repaid within 14 Years.
Corporations, Guardians, Trustees, &c. empowered to convey Lands.
X. Provided always and be it further enacted, That the Justice*
of the Peace in their respective Quarter Seffions shall and they are hereby required to make Provisions by means of the Rates (which they are hereby authorized to make), and by their Orders and Directions (which they are hereby authorized to give), in such Manner that the whole Money to be borrowed under the Authority of this Act shall be fully paid and discharged within a Time to be limited, not exceeding Fourteen Years from the Time of borrowing the fame.
XI. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the King's most Excellent Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and for all Bodies Politick and Corporate, and also for all Guardians, Committees, Husbands, Trustees, and Attornies of any Person or Persons being Infants, Lunatics, Idiots, under Coverture or any other Disability, and also for all other Persons who are or shall be seised, possessed of, or interested in any Houses, Buildings, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, Easements, or Privileges which shall be deemed necessary for the Purposes of this Act, to contract or agree for, and to fell, convey, and assure such Houses, Buildings, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, Easements, and Privileges unto such Person or Persons as shall be named by the Visiting Justices, in trust and for the Purpose of erecting or providing such Lunatic Asylum, and the Yards, Courts, and Outlets thereunto belonging; and all such Contracts, Agreements, Sales, Conveyances, and Assurances, shall be valid and effectual in Law to all Intents aud Purposes whatsoever; any Law, Statute, Usage, or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding.
XII. And be it further enacted, That all Sums of Money which shall be agreed to be paid to any Corporation, Guardian, Committee, Husband, Trustee, or Attorney, for or on Behalf of any Infants, Lunatics, Idiots, Femes Covert, or Cestuique Trusts, or to any other Person or Persons whose Houses, Buildings, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, Easements, and -Privileges, (hall be limited in Settlement, for the Purchase of any such Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, shall, in case such Sums of Money shall exceed the Sum of One hundred Pounds, be laid out by such Corporations, Guardians, Committees, Husbands, Trustees, or Attornies, or any Person or Persons seised of such Houses, Buildings, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, Easements, or Privileges so limited in Settlement, as soon as conveniently may be, in the Purchase of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in FeE'-fimple, to be conveyed to or to the Use of such Corporations, Guardians, Committees, Husbands, Trustees, or Attornies, and to and for such Person or Persons, and for such Estate and Estates, and to, for, and upon, and subject to such Uses, Limitations, Remainders, and Contingencies as the Houses, Buildings, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, Easements, or Privileges for and in respect whereof such Purchase Money shall be paid as aforesaid (hall be limited, settled, and assured, at the Time such Purchase or Contract (hall be made in Manner aforesaid, or such as (hall then be capable of taking effect, the Charges of such Conveyances and Settlements to be paid in the fame Manner as the other Expences relating to the Lunatic Asylum; and in the mean Time, and till such Purchase or Purchases shall be made, such Money, whether the same (hall or shall not exceed the Sum of One hundred Pounds, shall be laid out by such Corporations, or other Person!
sons for the Time being interested therein, in some Government Se« curities, in the Names of Two Persons, one to be nominated by the Party or Parties for the Time being interested therein, and the other by the Visiting Justices aforesaid; and the Interest arising from such Securities mail be paid to such Person or Persons respectively as would have been entitled to the Rents and Profits of such Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, Easements, and Privileges, in cafe the fame had not been fold, or would for the Time being be entitled to the Rents and Profits of such Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments so to be purchased, in case the same were purchased and settled as aforesaid.
XIII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That no Justices (hall not Justice of the Peacej who shall under the Authority of this Act do be concerned in any Matter or Thing in the Execution hereof, (hall be capable of hav- Com»ct».
ing any beneficial Interest or Concern whatsoever, either in his own Name or in the Name of any other Person in trust for him, in any Contract or Agreement to be made under the Authority of this Act, or shall for any Design or Plan he may deliver or produce, receive any Benefit or Emolument whatsoever.
XIV. And be it further enacted, That the said Visiting Justices, Digpinp so* or any Five or more of them, shall and may and they are hereby Materials, authorized to empower their Agents or Workmen to dig, take, and
carry away any Soil, Clay, Sand, Gravel, or Stone, and to manufacture the fame for the Purpose of building, carrying on, finishing, and completing such Lunatic Asylum, or other Buildings hereby directed to be built, out of, upon, or from any Common or Waste Land, River, or Brook, without paying any Thing for the fame; they causing all Pits or Quarries made by such digging and taking to be filled up, or railed and fenced so as not to be dangerous to Passengers or Cattle.
XV. And be it further enacted, That the said Visiting Justices Justices may sue may sue and be sued in the Name of their Clerk, and that no Action in *«« Name of that may be brought or commenced by or against the said Visiting Jus- Ue,ktices, or any of them, by virtue of this Act, in the Name of their
Clerk, shall abate or be discontinued by the Death or Removal of such Clerk, or by of the Act of such Clerk, without the Consent of the said Visiting Justices, or any Five or more of them; but the Clerk to the said Visiting Justices for the Time being shall always be deemed Plaintiff or Defendant in such Action, as the Cafe shall be.
XVI. And be it further enacted, That the said Visiting Justices, Regulations for as well in the Choice of Ground and of Situation, as in determining the Situation of upon the Plans for building or for purchasing and altering Buildings Lunatic Asylums, for such Lunatic Asylums, shall, as far as conveniently may be, hx
upon an airy and healthy Situation, with a good Supply of Water, and which may afford a Probability of the Vicinity of constant Medical Assistance, and pursue such Measures, and adopt such Plans, as shall provide separate and distinct Wards for Male and Female Lunatics, and also for the Convalescents and Incurables, and also separate and distinct Day Rooms and Airing Grounds for the Male and Female Convalescents, and dry and airy Cells for the Lunatics of every Description.
XVII. And be it further enacted, That so soon as any Lunatic Justices stall hj Asylum so erected as aforesaid, shall be declared by the Visiting Warrant remove Justices to be completed, and in a fit State for the Reception of I"10 s"chrAs>lum
* S . .Lunatic I aimers,
Lunatics »nd die r.risti
rfargeablc flail Lunatics and other insane Persons, whereof due Notice shall be given pa the Asylum* Three Times at the least in some pubhek Newspaper or Newspapei» »cckl> Allowance circulating in the County or District of Counties united for the Purlurthrin. poses of this Act, the Justices of the Peace acting respectively in and
for any County or Counties at the Expence of which such Asylum /hall have been built, are hereby authorized and directed to issue Warrants, upon the Application of the Overseers of the Poor of any Parish situate within such County or District of Counties for the Conveyance of any Lunatic, insane Person, or dangerous Idiot who may be chargeable to such Parish, to such Asylum, there to be safely kept ■until he or she shall be duly discharged as herein-after directed; and at the Time of such issuing such Warrant every such Justice /hall also make an Order upon the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish to which such Lunatic, insane Person, or dangerous Idiot shall belong, to pay such weekly Sum to the Treasurer of such Asylum, as /hall, from Time to Time, be lixed upon by the Visiting Justices as a fit Rate for the Maintenance, Medicine, Clothing, and Care of such Persons.
Penalty on any XVIII. And be it further enacted, That if any Overseer of the Overseer Poor of any Parish shall wilfully neglect or delay to give Information
neglecting to to ruc^ justjce cf the Peace of any such lunatic or insane Person » Justice of"011 who fl*311 be chargeable to such Parish, or to make Application for Lunatic Paupers, such Warrant as aforesaid, during the Space of Seven Days from the jtj. to 40s. Time that he mall be acquainted that such Person is so lunatic or insane, he shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay a Sum of Money not exceeding Ten Pounds nor less than Forty Shillings, to be recovered by Distress and Sale of the Offender's Goods and Chattels, by Warrant under the Hands and Seals ot any Two Justices of the Peace acting for the County within which such Parish shall be situated, which Warrant such Justices are hereby required to grant upon the Confession of the Party, or upon the Information ot any "Witnessor Witnesses upon Oath (which Oath such Justices are here« by empowered to administer) ; and the laid Penalty, after the Charges of recovering the fame shall be deducted, shall be paid, One Moiety to the Informer, and the other to the Treasurer of the said Asylum, to be applied to the Use of the same. tyG.i.e.i.jw. XIX. 'And whereas by an Act passed in the Seventeenth Year
* of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, An Act to amend 1 and make more effectual the haivs relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, 4 and other idle and disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction, it
* is among other Things enacted, That whereas there are sometimes 4 Persons who by Lunacy or otherwise are furiously mad, or are so far
* disordered in their Senses that they may be dangerous to be permit
* ted to go abroad, it shall and may be lawful for any Two or more 4 Justices of the Peace where such lunatic or mad Person shall be
* found, by Warrant under their Hands and Seals directed to the
* Constables, Churchwardens, and Overseers of the Poor of the
* Parish, Town, or Place, or some of them, to cause such Person so
* to be apprehended and kept safely locked up in some secure Place 4 within the County or Precinct where such Parish, Town, or Place « shall lie, as such Justices shall under their Hands and Seals direct 4 and appoint, and if such Justices find it necessary to be there chain
* ed, if the last legal Settlement of such Person shall be in any Parish,
* Town, or Place within such County or Precinct; and if such Settle.