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GAME. By 56 Geo. III. c. 130, the act 39 and 40 Geo. III. c. 50, is repealed; and it is enacted that persons going armed or disguised in the night time, i. e. between eight o'clock at night and seven o'clock in the morning from the 1st of October to the 1st day of March, or between ten o'clock at night and four o'clock in the morning from the 1st day of March to the 1st day of October, with apparent intent to destroy game, may on conviction be transported for seven years, or such other punishment as is by law inflicted on persons guilty of a misdemeanor; and if offender returns from transportation before his time expires, he shall be transported for life. s. 1, 2.

Offenders may be apprehended and conveyed before a justice, or justice may issue his warrant to apprehend such offender, and if convicted, he may be admitted to bail, and in default of bail, may be committed till the next general or quarter sessions. s. 3.

GAOLS.

By 56 Geo. III. c. 116, it is enacted that the statute 55 Geo. III. c. 50, for abolishing gaol and other fees, shall extend to all prisoners as well criminal as civil, whether confined for debt or crime in any prison in England; and that the

gaolers and keepers of such gaols and prisons shall have compensation in lieu of fees abolished by that act, as by such act is provided. s. 3.

POOR.

By 56 Geo. III. c. 129, it is enacted that all enactments contained in any acts of parliament since the reign of Geo. I. whereby any poor persons other than such as shall actually apply for and receive parochial relief, are compelled to go or remain in any workhouse or house of industry, or where any poor person may be detained or kept therein at the discretion of the governors or directors thereof, or of the churchwardens or overseers of the poor, after such persons are capable of maintaining themselves; or whereby any poor person may be compelled to remain in such workhouse, &c. until the expenses of the parish, &c. for the maintenance of such poor person or his family shall be repaid or satisfied by the earnings of such poor person ; or whereby any poor child is rendered liable to be apprenticed to any governor, &c. of any house of industry or workhouse, or whereby any parish, &c. at a greater distance than ten miles from such house of industry or workhouse shall hereafter be authorised to become contributors to or take the benefit of such house of industry or workhouse; or whereby any governors, &c. of such house of industry or workhouse are authorised to hire out

any poor person of full age, or to contract or agree
with any person to have and take theiprofit of the
labour of such person or persons, shall be and are
by this act wholly repealed. s. 1.

No governor, &c. of any , house of industry or
workhouse to chain or confine any poor person of
"sound mind, s. 2.

RIOT.

By 56 Geo. III. c. 125, any person or persons
riotously assembling and pulling down, destroying
or damaging any engines or erections used in coal
or other mines, or any bridge, waggon way or trunk
erected for carrying coals or other minerals, shall
be adjudged guilty of felony, and shall suffer death.
s. 1. and persons so injured may recover the value
of their property destroyed, under. 1. Geo. I. c.,5.-
Owner or proprietor to give notice of such unlawful
-assemblies to the nearest : magistrate, and to the
constable and some resident, housekeeper of such
place where the assembly is held, within two days
after the injury done, and within four days shall
give in his examination or that of his servants
oath before any justice of, the, peace where offence
..committed ; rand if the person is known who.com-
mitted the offence, such owner or proprietor shall
be bound to prosecute, s. 3.

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