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No. 3. a pew shall be entitled to retain the same for three years in sacOrd. No. 15, cession, at the original rate per annum. And all such sales shall 1860. take place annually in the first week in January, in some place
other than the church of the parish, and all pews not retained shall be sold at the period, and in the manner aforesaid, notice of which shall be given at least one week previous to such sale; provided however that nothing herein contained shall be construed to interfere with the right of any person or persons who may have pur
chased pews at any former sale of the same. Salaries of
VI. That the salary and allowances of the resident Minister of Minister, &c. the Church of England, at the said parish of St. John, shall be, at
and after the rate set forth in the Schedule to this Ordinance attached, and the several officers named in the Schedule aforesiid shall also receive the amount specified therein, and the several fees set forth in the said Schedule may lawfully be taken for the services
specified. Provision for a VII. And whereas the Caicos Islands, and the several islands Minister for and Cays situate within the distance of three leagues thereof, have St. George's
been long since formed into a parish, called the parish of St. George, Parish, Caicos.
and it is expedient that a minister of the Church of England should be appointed for the said parish; Be it therefore ordained, that 80 soon as a duly ordained minister of the Church of England shall be appointed for the said parish, there shall be paid to such minister out of the Public Treasury of these islands, by warrant in the usual manner, the sum of 1001. per annum, in aid of a salary for such clergyman : Provided that a stipend to the same amount shall be granted to such minister from the funds of the Colonial Church and School Society, or of some other missionary association of the Church of England.
VIII. That so soon as a minister shall be appointed for the parish of St. George, as aforesaid, the several provisions of this Ordinance shall be held to apply to the said parish so far as circumstances
will permit. Penalty for IX. And whereas the practice of allowing dogs to enter and allowing dogs desecrate the places of public worship in these islands, is a nuisance to enter any which should be put an end to; Be it further ordained, that if any of the Parish Churches
person shall permit any dog to enter either of the parish churches during divine
of these islands during the time of divine service, it shall be the sei vice.
duty of the churchwardens to complain of such nuisance to the Police Magistrate resident in such parish, who shall summon the owner of such dog, and if upon hearing the case such owner be convicted of permitting such nuisance, he or she shall be liable to a fine of not exceeding One pound, and if the same be not paid, such fine may be recovered by distress and sale of the offender's
goods and chattels. Office of Parish X. And whereas, it has been found by experience, that the office
X. And whe Clerk to be of parish clerk is wholly unnecessary; Be it therefore further orabolished when dained, that whenever any vacancy shall occur in the said office, 50 a vacancy
much of Ordinance No. 7 of 1855 as grants the sum of 511. 138.4d. to the clerk of the parish of St. Thomas shall be repealed : Provided, however, that until such vacancy shall occur, the clerk of the parish shall sell the pews in the parish church of St. Thomas,
as provided in the said Ordinance. Salary for
XI. That so soon as such sum of 511. 138. 4d. shall cease to be Clerk.
paid, as aforesaid, the sum of 101. per annum shall be paid to the
clerk of the vestry, such person to be appointed by the rector, No. 3. church wardens, and vestry, and such salary shall be paid from the Ord. No. 15, Public Treasury by warrant in the usual manner.
1860. XII. That such clerk shall hold the poll for the election of vestrymen, dispose of the pets at public auction, and discharge generally the duties of clerk to the vestry.
XIII. That the following clauses of Ordinance No. 7 of 1855 shall be repealed so far as they relate to the parish of St. John— to wit : Clauses No. 1, 2, 8, 12, and 17.
No. 1. An Ordinance to provide assistance in Aid of the establishment of a
Ord. No. 7,
1860. Resident Wesleyan Methodist Minister at Salt Cay. (Passed
13th April, 1860. Confirmed 5th Sept., 1860.) WHEREAS the Committee of the Wesleyan Missionary Society PREJMBLE.
V has for many years past contributed considerable sums of money towards the support of the Wesleyan minister stationed at these islands, and the moral and religious condition of the inhabitants has been thereby greatly promoted; And whereas there has been erected at Salt Cay a large and commodious Wesleyan Chapel, but from the want of adequate means, the members of that congregation have not been able to raise a sufficient sum to provide for the maintenance of a minister on that island, and it is very desirable that some assistance should be afforded for this purpose from the funds of the Public Treasury; May it, &c.,
I. That from and after the proclamation of this Ordinance, and Allowance so soon as the Wesleyan Methodist Society shall provide and send to Wesleyan out to this colony a regularly accredited minister to reside at Salt Missionary at Cay, there shall be allowed and paid out of the Public Treasury of a these islands in monthly payments, by warrant, in the usual manner, the sum of Eighty pounds per annum to such resident Wesleyan minister at Salt Cay.
No. 1. II. That this Ordinance shall be and continue in force from and Ord. No.7, after the proclamation of the same, for and during the term of five 1860. years, and from thence to the end of the then next Session of the
Legislative Council, and no longer.
POOR-HOUSE AND HOSPITAL. No. 1.
No. 1.-ORDINANCE No. 13 of 1855. Ord. No. 13, 1855. An Ordinance to provide for the Supervision and Regulation of the
Poor-house and Hospital at Grand Turk. (Passed 31st
Oct., 1855. Confirmed 20th March, 1856.) PREAMBLE.
W HEREAS it is expedient that provision should be made for
w the regulation of the Poor-house and Hospital establishment
of these islands; May it, &c., President and I. That the control and supervision of the poor of these islands Council to in receipt of relief from the colony shall be vested in a Board of appoint Com
Commissicners, to be appointed annually, and to consist of three missioners.
persons appointed by the President and Council, which Board shall have and are hereby invested with the power to frame rules and regulations for the government of the said establishment, and from time to time to alter or amend the same; which rules and regulations, when submitted to and confirmed by the President in Council, shall be and become in full force and virtue, and be
published for the information and guidance of all concerned. Estimates to II. That once in every month the said commissioners shall lay be submitted before the President an estimate of the probable amount required monthly. for the support of the said Poor-house and Hospital for the
ensuing month. Who dremed III. That the members of the Legislative Council and the visitors.
Justices of the Peace shall be entitled to visit the said establishment at all times; and the clergy of the several denominations of Christians within these islands shall have power to perform Divine Service within the said establishment at convenient periods, as well as to impart religious instruction to any of the inmates thereof, and to bury the dead of their several followers dying within the
IV. That it shall be lawful for the Police Magistrate at the children may request of the said commissioners to put out to service all children be apprenticed
left destitute, or whose parent or parents may be supported at the public expense; or to apprentice under indenture any such children to any person or persons residing in the colony, and carrying on therein any useful trade or calling, for such period of time as they may deem fit and proper, until the children so put out to service or apprenticed shall have attained, in the case of girls, eighteen years of age, and in that of boys, twenty-one years.
ere for the ceremover the Ord. Nord
No. 1. An Ordinance to appoint an Inspector and Head Master over the
1853. Public School, also Masters and Teachers for the same, and for other purposes therein mentioned. (Passed 29th Oct., 1853.
Confirmed 6th April, 1854.) W HEREAS it is necessary, in order to insure the proper and PREAMBLE.
V efficient management of the public schools within these islands, that a Board of Education should be established, with powers of inspection and control over the same; May it, &c.,
I. That it shall be lawful for the President or Officer administer- The President ing the Government of these islands to nominate and appoint not to appoint a less than six, and not more than eight persons, two being members Board of Elu
cation, of the Legislative Council, and four being the officiating Ministers of the Church of England at Grand Turk and Salt Cay, and the Ministers of the Methodist and Baptist denominations resident at Grand Turk, who shall, together with the Officer administering the Government as Chairman, constitute a Board of Education for the purpose of this Ordinance; and that four or more of the said Board, together with such Officer, shall be a quorum to transact business.
II. And be it further ordained, that the said board shall and When said may meet (at any place named by the President) on the first Board to meet. Thursday in each calendar month, and further, as often during any and every month in the year as may be necessary for the despatch of business, due notice of every such last-mentioned meeting being previously given by the Secretary to each and every member of the Board.
III. That it shall be lawful for the said Board to make such Said Board to by-rules and regulations for the control and management of all make By-rules schools under their jurisdiction as they may deem fit; and such for the manage
ment of Schools. by-rules and regulations, when approved of by the President," shall be held to be in full force, and shall be acted upon accordingly, and shall be held as binding upon all parties concerned as any clause of this Ordinance: Provided, however, that such by-rules and regulations shall not be repugnant to the provisions of this Ordinance, and may be amended, altered, or repealed as often as may be deemed fit and necessary by the said Board.
IV. That the private secretary to the President, or clerk in The Private the office of the Officer administering the Government for the time Secretary to the
President to be being, shall be ex-officio honorary secretary and treasurer to the
ex-officio Secresaid Board.
tary to the Board. V. That it shall be lawful for the President, and he is hereby The President required to apply to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, as to apply for a often as may be required, for some fit and proper person to hold person to be
Inspector and the office of Inspector and Head Master of the public schools : 4
Head Master Provided always, that as such appointments of Head Masters for from the the colonies for education purposes have sometimes disappointed tution of the the wishes of their employers when they have arrived and entered British and upon their employments, it shall be required that such lead foreign School
No. 1. Master shall be properly qualified in the organization and disciOrd. No. 4, pline of elementary schools upon the most approved plan of popular 1853. education; and that such Head Master shall produce testimonials
of religious character, and of a proper period of secular training at the Normal Training Institution of the British and Foreign School Society in London, as being a suitable and qualified person tho
roughly trained in the management and discipline of chikiren. Duty of Head
VI. That it shall be the duty of the said Head Master to attend Master.
daily, whenever the scholars shall meet for tuition, one or more of the public schools at these islands, for the purpose of supervising the management of the same, or at other times of inspecting such schools in such manner as shall be required or approved of by the Board : Provided always, that it shall be lawful for the President, in the event of the death, resignation, or incapacity of such Inspector as aforesaid, to'appoint, provisionally, some fit person to act as Inspector and Head Master of the public schools until the pleasure of the
Secretary of State for the Colonies shall have been made known. The President VII. That it shall be lawful for the President, and he is hereby to appoint required to appoint teachers and masters, properly trained by the Teachers,
said Head Master, to the schools hereafter to be established, and on the recommendation or with the consent of the Board, to dismiss
such persons when there shall be a necessity for so doing and establish VIII. That it shall be lawful for the President or officer admi. Schools where nistering the Government for the time being to establish one or required.
more school or schools within the several districts of these islands where it may appear requisite to the said President or offieer
administering the Government to establish such schools. What books IX. That the daily reading-lessons shall be taken from the may be used.
Holy Bible, and from such religious and secular works as the said
admitted or used in the aforesaid schools. Weekly contri. X. That the weekly contributions of the scholars admitted into butions.
the aforesaid schools shall be compulsory, except in such cases as may be specially recommended by the Inspector and sanctioned by the said Board, and that such contributions shall not at any time exceed the sum of sixpence per week for each and every child admitted as aforesaid, and when collected, shall form part of the funds at the disposition of the said Board, in such way and manner
as the said Bpard shall direct. Parents or XI. That the parents or guardians of such children as are Guardians admitted into the said schools shall be, and they are hereby deliable for the
clared liable for the payment of such contributions due to the payment of contributions.
Board on account of the admission of any child into any of the said schools; and it shall be lawful for any one or more of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, and he and they are hereby required to aid and assist in the collection of such contributions, on proper accounts being rendered to him, or any one or more of them, in the same manner as is usual in the recovery of all sums
under Five pounds within these islands. Grant of £150
XII. That a sum not exceeding Four hundred and fifty pounds, payable fiom to be accounted for in the usual manner, shall be drawn annually the Public Treasury in
from the Public Treasury by warrants signed by the President, for aid of schools. the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Ordinance: Salary of Provided always, that the salary of the aforesaid Inspector and Inspector and Head Master shall not be less than One hundred and eighty Head Master,