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naging such payments, and to require such proofs and affidarits
relating thereto, as may be requisite for the ordering and sent
, ing the payment of such pensions, allowances, and rclicfj eituei
at Chelsea or at Kilmainham hospitals, or in any other pli
where the same shall be payable to the persons entitled thfista,
but every such order may be revoked or altered by any *»'•
rant, order, or instruction, under his majesty's sign miaul
8 Id'ersentit- Every soldier who shall become entitled to his discharge.h;
led to r«ctivc reason of the expiration of any period of service fixed in H
such pensions regulations made by his majesty or shall have been dischirjs
m shall be fix- fry reason of being an invalid, or disabled, or having b«
ed at their in- wounljc(i sna][ thereupon become entitled to receive such pet
listment. . »' . r
sion, allowance, or rebel, as shall have been fixed m in) «
ders made by his majesty and in force at the time of his into
ment, and for the payment whereof money shall have been ftl
by parliament: and every such soldier may claim to be fault
receive the same under the provisions of this act, or any rJi
made in pursuance thereof by such commissioners. I. 3. 1
Orders and re- But all orders and regulations made by his majesty W rd
gulatni.s io betion to Hie discharge of soldiers after the expiration of B
annually laid per;0,js rj( service, and also in relation to any pension, alio)
ment ancc, or relief to any discharged or invalid, disabled, or wuu'
ed soldiers, shall annually be laid before parliament; and 8
mates of the amount of all such pensions, allowances, aid
lief, and of all contingent cxpences relating to the pa yaw
and management thereof, shall also be annually laid befort par
ment. s. 4.
Sol'irr« to re- And every soldier inlisted shall thenceforth remain enii
main entitled to all the benefit of all the provisions contained in all such on
to the benefits an(i regU|a(jons as were in force at the time of his iniiMJ
time*of inlist- notwithstanding such regulations may be thereafter altered,
ing. annulled, s. 5.
Treasury mny And it shall be lawful for the lords commissioners of the ti
onKr pensions sury to order that any pensions, allowances, and relief so I
to be paid by for the payment whereot money shall have been voted,
Receiver general par|iamciit, shall be paid by any receiver general of the I
''tax, or collector of the cess in Scotland, or any collect0
duties of customs or excise, or any collector of the duties
der the management of the commissioners for the affairs of ta
out of any public money in their hands, and that the »ouc
and receipt! for (he payments of such money shall be taka
cash in the accounts, and in part of the duties collected
such receivers general of collectors, and all such sums ■
vanced shall be repaid to the account of the duties out of*
the same shall have been paid in such maimer as the conns
oners of the treasury shall direct, s. 6.
Alignments of And all as-ignments, bargains, sales, orders, contracts, a|
pulsions void. mcnts, or securities whatsoever, given or made by any pa
entitled to any such pension, allowance or relief shall be I
, lately null and void. s. 7,
And If any person shall willin-'ly and knowingly personate or Personating
falsely assume the name or character of, or procure any other pcrsoiusntiiled
ncrson to personate or falsely to assnmc the name or character i»ens'0"s' . • A- i i j . ■. . .I j x declared lelo
of any other person entitled or supposed to be entitled to any
such pension, allowance, or relief in order to receive the same,
such person shall be guilty of felony, without benefit of clergy.
And ifany person shall knowingly and wilfully forgc,countcrfcit, F(irJ,jn!, ,ne or cause or procure to Lie forged or counterfeited, or knowing, names, or the It and wilfully act or assist in forninu and counterfeiting the nam" of per. name or hand writing of my person, entitled to any such pen- *°"n5 r^["p1 to sion, allowance, or relief, or of any person required by any cftes/ir. relarnlri or regulations made under this act to sign any certificate, tive to the payToucher, or receipt, in relation to the payment of any such mem of penpension, allowance, or relief, for and in order to the receiving s,ol"> pu"'-»e|J r . . . i ii; by traiisij.iria
or obtaining any money on any such pension, allowance, or t* r
relief; or shall utti r any such, knowing the same to be fjrgcd or cou nterfeited, with an intention to defraud any person whatsoever, such.person shall be guilty of felony and transported for life, or such term of years as the court shall adjudge, t. 9
And it shall be lawful for ' any justice of the peace or ma- Justice*, Src.to 'gistrate,' or any receiver general of the land tax, collector of e"1u,re '"''*
the customs, or collector of the excise, to inquire into the truth ,he,tsUt!' 1 ,' >,l L »• cermicales re
of any certificate or -voucher required by any such regulations, qu;re<| to be
and produced to him by any person claiming any pension, al- produced by lo»ance, or relief by the oath or affirmation of the person pro- persona claiaiducing the same, which oath or affirmation any such ' justice of'"8 Peouon*" 'the peace, or magistrate or receiver general, or collector' aforesaid, is authorized to administer, and upon being satisfied of the troth of such certificate or voucher, to testify the same on the bark of such certificate or voucher, and every person who shall in any such oath or affirmation wilfully and corruptly swear or affirm any matter which shall be false, every such person shall be subject to the like pain and penalties of wilful and corrupt perjury, s. 10.
And all such orders, certificates, vouchers, and rece'P,s^7t'fira*"ft<> shall be free from all duties of stamps, s. 11. be frc't from the
duty on sump'.
FORM OF CONVICTION UNDER THE MUTINY ACT.
When persons are convicted of offences by which they become liable to pecuniary penalties under the mutiny act the following shall be the form of conviction, s. 116.
Middlis i ^c *' r^memoer'^i Mat on the - day of'
\ j» the year of our Lord at
• in (lie county aforesaid, A li came before us C D and
E F, ixzo if his majesty's justices of thepeace in and for the said county, and informed us, upon oath, that G H of- 'on
'** day of now last past, at —— in the
wid county, did (Here set forth the fact iti the manner describ
cd in the statute) ; whereupon the said G H, after being duly summoned to anstter the said charge, appeared before us the
said justices on the day of • at in the
said county, and having heard the charge contained in (he said information, declared that he was not guilty of the said offence, but the same being fully proved upon t/ie oath of I K, a credible u itness, it manifestly appears to us the said justices, thai the said GH is guilty of the said offence charged upon him in the said information. It~is therefore considered and adjudged 6» us the said justices, that he the said G H be convicted, and zee do hereby convict him of the offence aforesaid; and we do hereby declare and adjudge, that the said G II hath forfeited
the sum of of lawful money of Great Britain, for the
offence aforesaid, to be distributed as the km direct*, accord, tng to the statute in that case made and provided.—Gi»en, &c.
Note; Soldiers are to remove during the time of election of members of parliament.—For this see Stat. 8 Geo. 1. c. 30, under title Parliament.
For the penalty inflicted cm officers and soldiers destroy, in? the game, without leare from the lord of tie manor, see sec. 69, of the mutiny act, under title Game, head Qualification.
For the punishment of soldiers convicted of profane
For the old law respecting Tagrao-t soldiers, tee title
Respecting the stamp duty on the probates of soldiers
Solicitors. See Attornies.
Sports unlawful. See Gaming.
Squibs. See Fire and Fireworks.
Stabbing. See Homicide, bead Manslaughter. STAGE COACHES.
It was enacted by 28 Geo. 3. c. 57, that if the driver of any coach, chaise, or other carriage of the like sort, travelling for hire, shall permit more than six persons, at the same time, to ride upon the roof, or more thau two persons besides the driver on the box, such driver convicted cither by his own conicssion, the view of a justice, or by the oath of one witness, before any justice for the county or place where such otience shall be committed, shall, for every person so riding as an outside passenger over the number before mentioned, forfeit forty shillings: and in case the driver shall also be (he owner of such coach, then 41. and in default of payment of the said penalties, the person offending shall be committed to the comuiun gaol for one month, s. 1.
And that if the driver of any coach travelling with a greater number of person* on the lop or box thereof than is allowed by this act, can a .t be found or known, or being found or known, shall not attend in pursuance of any summons served upon, him requiring his appearance before a justice upon a complaint laid against him of any offence committed against this act, then the oilier of the coach shall be liable to the penalty laid upon the driver. s.1.
And it was further enacted by 30 Geo. 3. c. 36, t';at if the driver of any coach, chaise, or other carriage of the like sort (irawn by three or more horses, and travelling for hire, shall permit' more than one person on the coach-box besides himself, 1 and four persons on the roofand if drawn by less than three horses, ' more than one person on the coach-box, and three persons on the roof, except the driver of carriages draw n by less than three horses which shall not travel a greater distance than twenty-five miles from the post-office in London, anil who shallnotcarry more than oneperson on the coach-box, and four persons on the roof al the same timo),to be conveyed in any such carriage, 'such driver shall pay to the collector of the tolls, at 'every turnpike gate through which such carriage shall pass, 1 five shillings for each person above the number limited,' which such collector is authorised to demand, and receive ; and if such passengers, beyond the. number limited, shall b ■ set down, ertaken up, whereby the payment of the five shillings may be waded, then the driver being convicted, either by his own confession, the view of a justice, or the oath of om> witnes .before "iy justice, for the county or place where »rr!i offence shall be committed, sh ill, for such offence, be committed to the common Pol, for uot exceeding one mouth, nor less than fourteen days, at the discretion of the justice, s. I.
And that the said five shillings for each passenger beyond tho "limber allowed, shall be recovered in like manner as the turnpike tolls are by the act for repairing such road authorised to °e collected, t, 2.
Limiting the * Bat as the regulations and penalties established by the said number of < ac(s pr0ved insufficient to answer the purposes intended, it u"ihcouUucC ' became expedient to have some additional provisions and reel «»ge 'gnlations regarding the same, and to fix the number of pascoaches; 'sengers to be conveyed not only on the roof but also on any * part of the outside of staire coaches and the luggage to be Cob. 'veyed on the roof thereof:' it is therefore enacted by 46 Geo. 3.C. 130,That itshallnot be lawful for the drivers or the owner of any coarh, chaise, or other carriage of the like sort, going or travelling for the purpose of conveying passengers for hire, to and from different places in Great Britain, to permit, in any manner or way, where such carriage is drawn by less than four horses, more than five persons atone and the same titsc, to ride or go as outside passengers on or about the outside df any snea carriage, exclusive of the coachman and guard; and if dra^n by four or more than four horses, more than ten persons atone and the same time, from the 29Ui of September to the 1st of April, exclusive of the coachman and guard; and if sucti carriage shall be drawn by four or more horses, more than twelve persons at one ai d the same time, from the 1st of April to the 20!h of September in every year, exclusive of the coachman and guard; under the fines, penalties, and punishments, contained in the said act of the 2Sth of his present majesty, s. 1.
. .. , But nothing in act contained shall authorise the carrying of and on the, , ^ . , , . . JSV'
]K>X more than one person on the coach box with the coachman.
Owners of And in case the driver, not being known, or being kaon •tagecoacbci cannot be found, or cannot be produced by the owner or cro. fl ail bi'liable . . , , • L „l r
i» penalties in Pnetor °» anJ' suc" carnage, in every such case the owner or case diivcrs proprietor, shall be liable to all such fine*, penalties or other mnnot be punishments, 39 if such owner or proprietor had baen the driier found. at the time such offence was committed, s. Q.
Parcels above ^nlj n snan nof bc lawful for any driver, owner, or propria, noi i. I,. i„n- tor' to P*TMrt*ny parcel or luggage, to be conveyed on (he tryed on iiie ro°f where any outside passengers arc convened on the roof row of suge thereof, being more than two feet above the roof (unless the coaches. same shall entirely consist of empty boxes or baskets); and every driver so offending, and every owner or proprietor when such driver is not known, or cannot be found, being convicted of such offence, either by his own confession, the view of a justice, or the eath of one w itness, before any justice or olhtr magistrate where any offence shall be committed, shall forfeit twenty shillings for every foot exceeding two feet; and , in rase the driver shall be the ow ner, the sum of forty shilling?, and in default of payment, the person so offending shall be committed to the common gaol or the house of correction for one month, unless such penalties shall be sooner paid. s. 4. Coachman pfr- And by Geo. 3. c. if the coachman shall permit any other i(''m!lVibtVa'i.',erson to tll'vc lnefa4ne> without the consent of the passengers li.'je. "within such coach, or shall quit the box without reasonable oc
casion, or for longer than such occasion may require, or shall, by furiously driving, or by any negligence or misconduct,