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No. 7. Ord. No. 6,

1855.

No. 20.
WARRANT OF COMMITMENT FOR WANT OF DISTRESS.
To the constable of

and to the keeper of the at

in the said Whereas (&c., as in either of the foregoing distress warrants, Nos. 1, 2, to the asterisk (*), and then thus); And whereas, afterwards on the

day of - in the year aforesaid, I, the said Justice, issued a warrant to the constable of commanding him to levy the said sums of and

by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the said A. B. And whereas it appears to me, as well by the return of the said constable to the said warrant of distress as otherwise, that the said constable hath made diligent search for the goods and chattels of the said A. B., but that no sufficient distress whereon to levy the sums above mentioned could be found : These are therefore to command you, the said constable of

to take the said A. B, and him safely to convey to the at a foresaid, and there deliver him to the said keeper, together with this precept; and I do hereby command you, the said keeper of the said

, to receive the said A. B. into your custody in the said

there to imprison him (and keep him to hard labour) for the space of

unless the said several sums and all the costs and charges of the said distress (and of the commitment and conveying of the said A. B. to the said

), amounting to the further sum of

, shall be sooner paid unto you, the said keeper, and
for your so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant.
Given under my hand and seal, this

day of
in the year of our Lord
in the
aforesaid.

J. S. (L. S.)

at

at

No. 21.
WARRANT OF COMMITMENT UPON A CONVICTION.

in the first instance, to the constable of

and to the keeper of the
in the
Whereas A. B., late of

(labourer) was on this day duly convicted before the undersigned, (one) of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said

for that (stating the offence as in the conviction), and it was thereby adjudged that the said A. B. for his said offence should forfeit and pay the sum of

(&c., as in the conviction), and should pay to the said C. D. the sum of

for his costs in that behalf; and it was thereby further adjudged that if the said several sums should not be paid (forthwith), the said A. B. should be imprisoned in the

at
' in the said

(and there kept to hard labour) for the space of

unless the said several sums (and the costs and charges of conveying the said A. B. to the said

should be sooner paid. And whereas the time in and by the said conviction appointed for the payment of the said

to

1855.

several sums hath elapsed, but the said A. B. hath not paid the

No. 7. same or any part thereof, but therein hath made default: These Ord. No. 6, are therefore to command you, the said constable of take the said A. B., and him safely to convey to the

aforesaid, and there to deliver him to the keeper thereof, together with this precept; and I do hereby command you, the said keeper of the said

to receive the said A. B. into your custody in the said

, there to imprison him (and keep him to hard labour) for the space of , unless the said several sums, and the costs and charges of conveying him to the said (amounting to the further sum of

Sum of shall be sooner paid; and for your so doing, this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under my hand and seal, this

day of in the year of our Lord

at in the aforesaid.

J. S. (L. S.)

No. 22.

WARRANT OF COMMITMENT ON A CONVICTION WHERE THE

PUNISHMENT IS BY IMPRISONMENT.

To the constable of

and to the keeper of the at

in the said Whereas A. B., late of

(labourer), was this day duly convicted before the undersigned (one) of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said

for that (stating the offence as in the conviction), and it was thereby adjudged that the said A. B. for his said offence should be imprisoned in the at in the said

(and
there kept to hard labour) for the space of
These are therefore to command you, the said constable of

to take the said A. B., and him safely convey to the
at

aforesaid, and there to deliver him to the keeper thereof, together with this precept; and I do hereby command you, the said keeper of the said

there to imprison him (and keep him to hard labour) for the space of

and for your so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under my hand and seal, this

day of in the year of our Lord

at in the aforesaid.

J. S. (L. S.)

No. 23.

WARRANT OF DISTRESS FOR COSTS UPON AN ORDER FOR

DISMISSAL OF AN INFORMATION OR COMPLAINT.

To the constable of

and to all other peace-officers in the said Whereas on

last past information was laid (or complaint was made) before the undersigned (one) of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said

at

No. 7. for that (&c., as in the order of dismissal) and afterwards to wit, on Ord. No. 6,

both parties appearing before me in 1855. order that I should hear and determine the same, and the several

proofs adduced to me in that behalf being by me duly heard and considered, and it manifestly appearing to me that the said information (or complaint) was not proved, I therefore dismissed the same, and adjudged that said C. D. should pay the said A. B. the sum of

for his costs incurred by him in his defence in that behalf; and I ordered that if the said sum for costs should not be paid (forthwith), the same should be levied of the goods and chattels of the said C. D. (and I adjudged that in default of sufficient distress in that behalf, the said C. D. should be imprisoned in the

at

in the said and there kept to hard labour for the space of

unless the said sum for costs and all costs and charges of the said distress, and of the commitment and conveying of the said C. D. to the said

should be sooner paid). (*) And whereas the said C. D. being now required to pay unto the said A. B. the said sum for costs, hath not paid the same or any part thereof, but therein hath made default: These are therefore to command you in Her Majesty's name forthwith to make distress of the goods and chattels of the said C. D., and if within the space of

days next after the making of such distress, the said last-mentioned sum, together with the reasonable charges of taking and keeping the said distress, shall not be paid, that then you do sell the said goods and chattels so by you distrained, and do pay the money arising from such sale to

that he may pay and apply the same as by law directed, and may render the overplus (if any) on demand, to the said C. D., and if no such distress can be found, then that you certify the same unto me to the end that such proceedings may be had therein as to the law doth appertain. Given under my hand and seal, this

day of in the year of our Lord in the

aforesaid.

J.S. (L. S.)

at

No. 24.

at

WARRANT OF COMMITMENT FOR WANT OF DISTRESS IN THE

LAST CASE.
To the constable of

and to the keeper of the

in the said Whereas, (&c., as in the last form to the asterisk (*), and then thus); And whereas afterwards, on the

day of in the year aforesaid, I the said Justice issued a warrant to the constable of

commanding him to levy the said sum of

for costs by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the said C. D.; And whereas it appears to me, as well by the return of the said constable to the said warrant of distress as otherwise, that the said constable hath made diligent search for the goods and chattels of the said C. D., but that no sufficient distress whereon to levy the sum above mentioned could be found : These are therefore to command you, the said constable of

of

to take the said C. D., and him safely convey to No. 7. the

aforesaid, and there deliver Ord. No. 6, him to the said keeper thereof, together with this precept; and I 1855. do hereby command you, the said keeper of the said to receive the said C. D. into your custody in the said there to imprison him (and keep him to hard labour) for the space

, unless the said sum and all costs and charges of the said distress, (and of the commitment and conveying of the said C. D. to the said

amounting to the further sum of

shall be sooner paid unto you the said keeper, and for your so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under my hand and seal, this

day of in the year of our Lord

at in the

aforesaid.

J. S. (L. S.)

Approved, 12th June, 1856.

W. R. INGLIS, President.

CLASS XII.
POLICE REGULATIONS AND LAWS RELATING TO

OFFENCES IN WHICH JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
HAVE SUMMARY JURISDICTION.

FIRST DIVISION.—ALIENS, VAGRANTS, AND LUNATICS.
No. 1.4 Wm. 4, ch. 11. An Act to prevent the resort of Rogues, No. 1.

Vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly Persons to the Ba- Act 4 W. 4, hama Islands ; for the punishment and correction of certain

c. 11. Offences therein specified, and for other purposes therein men

tioned. (Nov. 12, 1833.) I. II. III. Repealed by 3 Vic. ch. 3. IV. V. Repealed by Ord. 12, 1855.

VI. And whereas many persons have resorted to the Turks and Masters of vesCaicos Islands from parts beyond sea, not under the dominion of sels arriving in His Majesty, greatly to the danger of the peace and good order of any port within the same ; Be it, &c., That whenever any vessel shall arrive at any from any place

these Islands port or place within the Government of the Turks and Caicos, from out of Her Maany port or place not under the dominion of His Majesty, the jesty's domimaster or other person having the command thereof shall, within nions, to retwenty-four hours after the arrival of such vessel in such port or

port names of

passengers. harbour, report upon oath to the acting magistrate, or some other magistrate, the name and description of every passenger being on board the said vessel at the time of her arrival, and of what profession, trade, or occupation every such passenger may be, under penalty of Ten* pounds for every neglect or refusal to do so; which Penalty on penalty shall be levied by warrant under the hand and seal of the their neglectpolice or other magistrate as aforesaid, who is hereby authorized to ing or refusing

to make a reissue such warrant; and in case no goods and chattels of such

port to a Maoffender or offenders can be found, and the said penalty shall not gistrate.

* All sums mentioned in this Act are at the old rate of Bahama currency. See ante, Note, p. 41.

No. 1. be paid, then the said police or other magistrate as aforesaid, is Act 4 W. 4, hereby authorized and empowered to commit the person or persons c. 11. So offending to the common gaol for any term not exceeding thirty

days; and if it shall appear by such report or any other authentic trate in respect information to the said magistrate, that any such passenger hath not to passengers any visible means of livelihood, or is, or hath been considered in not having any the place or places from whence he or they last came, in the light visible means

of an idle and disorderly person, or a rogue, vagabond, or swindler, of livelihood, &c.

such magistrate shall immediately thereupon report the same to the President, who is hereby authorized and empowered to order and direct the said magistrate to issue a warrant under the hand and seal of such magistrate, to be directed to the master or other person having the command of the vessel in which such passenger shall have arrived, thereby ordering and requiring such master or other person to take and keep such passenger on board his said vessel, and to convey him, her, or them, either back to the port or place from whence such vessel shall have departed upon the commencement of her voyage, or to any other port or place to which she may be bound without the limits of the Presidency; and every master or other person having the command of such vessel refusing to obey and comply with such order or warrant, the sureties of such vessel shall forfeit and pay the sum of two hundred pounds, to be sued for and recovered in the Supreme Court of these islands, by bill, plaint, or information in the name of the king; all which sums, when recovered, shall go and be applied in aid and support

of this Government. Rogues and VII. And whereas such rogues, vagabonds, and others, are vagabonds

frequently of such evil and wicked dispositions as to be callous to confined in the Gaol, how dealt Shimne, una inan

shame, and indifferent to punishment and correction, and are oftenwith.

times confined in the common gaol for offences not within this Act, to the expense and inconvenience of this Government; Be it, &c.,

That whenever any such person or persons so confined shall appear · to be unable to maintain himself, herself, or themselves in the said gaol, he, she, or they, if not British subjects, may, by order of the President for the time being, by and with the advice of his Majesty's council, upon application to him made, by any two or more magistrates, be sent to any port or place without the limits of the Bahama Islands, the passage money and other necessary expenses of such person or persons to be paid out of the public Treasury of these islands, by warrant under the hand and seal of

the said President. Lunatics, how VIII. And whereas there are sometimes persons who by lunacy dealt with, or otherwise are furiously mad, or are so far disordered in their

senses that it may be dangerous for them to be permitted to go abroad; Be it, &c., That it shall and may be lawful for any two or more Justices of the Peace, where such lunatic or mad person shall be found, by warrant under their hand and seal directed to any constable, to cause such person to be apprehended and kept safely locked up in some secure place within the island or district where such lunatic or mad person shall be found, until the care and custody of such lunatic or other mad person shall be demanded by his or her nearest relations or friends, or until he or she shall be removed out of such custody as aforesaid, by legal process out of Chancery or otherwise ; and the reasonable charges of keeping and maintaining such person during such restraint, by order of the

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