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false return, may within one year after the cause of action shall have accrued,
sue the officer and persons making or procuring the same, and every or any of
them at his election, in any of the courts of record in this Island, and shall
recover the full damages he shall have sustained by reason thereof, together
with his full costs of suit : and to the end the law may not be eluded by double
returns, be it also further enacted, that if any provost-marshal or returning
officer shall wilfully, falsely and maliciously return more persons than are re-
quired to be chosen by the writ on which any election is or shall be made, the
like remedy be had against him or them, and the party or parties that willingly
procure the same, and every or any of them, by the party grieved at his
election.

And be it, and it is hereby further, enacted by the authority aforesaid, that in Clause 25.
the event of any provost-marshal, or returning officer, by reason of death, ill-
health, absence or otherwise, between the times of issuing any writ of election
to him directed, and the execution or return thereof, becoming incapacited from
discharging the duties of his office, such writ shall not thereby become void,
but his successor for the time being shal) and may proceed towards the execu.
tion or return of such writs in like manner as the provost-marshal or returning
officer to whom the same was originally directed, might or could have done,
had he not become incapacitated in manner aforesaid.

And be it, and it is hereby further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that Clause 26. immediately after the commencement of the operation of this Act, the provostmarshal shall make out a list, and shall continually thenceforward keep entered in a book, to be prepared by him for that purpose, the names and places of residence of all and singular the persons he shall from time to time deem to be qualified as voters in the different parishes and towns of this Island, and shall from time to time alter the same, as it shall come to his knowledge that any one or more of such voters shall by any means have disposed of or otherwise lost his qualification, and that any other person or persons has or have acquired a qualification in such parish or town; and shall from time to time make out fresh lists of such voters, so that it may at all times appear on his book at one view who he deems to be qualified voters in any one or more parish or town, parishes or towns.

And be it, and it is hereby further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that it Clause 27. shall and may be sufficient for the plaintiff in any action of debt given under this Act, to set forth in the declaration or bill, that the defendant is indebted to him in the sum of and to allege the particular offence for which the action or suit is brought, and that the defendant hath acted contrary to this Act, without mentioning the writ of summons to the Legislature, or the return thereof; and it shall be sufficient in any indictment or information for any. offence committed contrary to this Act, to allege the particular offence charged upon the defendant, and that he is guilty thereof, without mentioning the writ of summons to the Legislature, or the return thereof; and upon trial of issue in any such action, suit, indictment or information, the plaintiff, prosecutor or informer shall not be obliged to prove the writ of suinmons to the Legislature, or the return thereof, or any warrant or authority to the provost-marshal or returning officer, grounded upon any such writ of summons.

And be it, and it is hereby further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that Clause 28. every action, suit, indictment or information under this Act slıall be commenced within the space of one year after the cause of action or prosecution shall have accrued, or after the fact upon which the same is grounded shall have been committed.

And be it, and it is hereby further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that all Clause 29. the statutes of jeofails and amendments of the law whatsoever shall extend and be construed to extend to all proceedings in any action, suit, indictment or information given or allowed by this Act, or which shall be brought in pursuance thereof.

Provided always, and be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that Clause 30. in case the plaintiff or informer in any action, suit, indictment or information given by this Act, shall discontinue the same, or be nonsuited, or judgment be otherwise given against him, then and in any of the said cases the defendant against whom such action, suit, indictment or information shall have been brought shall recover his full costs as between client and attorney.

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Clause 31.

Clause 32.

Clause 33.

Clause 34.

And be it, and it is hereby further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that if any person in taking or making any oath or declaration used in this Act, shall knowingly, and wilfully swear or affirm falsely, or if any other person shall procure him so to do, such persons shall respectively be subject and liable to all the pains, penalties and forfeitures, which persons are respectively liable and subject by the common or statute law of England, who are or shall be convicted of the crime of wilful and corrupt perjury, or subornation thereof.

And be it, and it is hereby further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that from and after the commencement of the operation of this Act, all parts of a certain Ordinance, bearing. date on or about the 13th day of January, which was in the year of our Lord 1794, under the hand of his Excellency George Pointz Ricketts, and all and singular the several matters and things therein contained in any manner to the contrary of the true intent and meaning of this Act, are and shall be by virtue hereof abrogated and annulled.

And be it, and it is hereby further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that this Act shall commence and have operation and effect from and after the 1st day of October in the present year, and not before.

And be it, and it is hereby further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that 150 copies of this Act be printed at the public expense for the use of the Legis." lature, the Courts of Law, and for distribution to the public. Passed the House of General Assembly, this 8th day of April 1831.

(signed) William Desvignes,

Clerk of the House of General Assembly. (signed) James Johnstone,

Speaker of the House of General Assembly. Passed the Board of Legislative Council, this 9th day of April 1831.

(signed) Thomas Blackwell,

Deputy Clerk of the Council. (signed) Alex. Gairdner,

President of the Legislative Council. Assented to, this 12th day of April 1831. (signed) NATHANIEL BLACKWELL,

Governor.

Duly proclaimed, by me this 12th day of April 1831.

(signed) Barclay Wilson,

Provost-marshal-general. « GOD Save the KING.”

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TRI NI DA D.

RETURN to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons,

dated gth February 1832 ;-for,

COPY of the MEMORIAL of the COMMITTEE of the INHABITANTS of Trinidad,

addressed to Lord Viscount Goderich, dated in November 1831, praying for a Change in the Legislative Council of the Colony.

COPY of Lord Viscount Goderich's DESPATCH to Sir Lewis Grant, dated

30th January 1832, in reply to the above MEMORIAL.

COPY of STATEMENT and OBSERVATIONS of the COMMITTEE upon the

Taxation and EXPENDITURE of the Colony, transmitted to Lord Viscount
Goderich, 31st December, through their Agent.

COPY of a DESPATCH in reply to the above, dated 14th January 1832.

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