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At the Court at Carlton-House, the 5th of - May 1821,

PRESENT, The KING's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

WHEREAS by an Act, passed in the fiftyninth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled “ An Act to “enable His Majesty to direct the distribution of “ any reward awarded by the Commissioners of “ the Customs or Excise to the Officers of the “Army, Navy, or Marines, for apprehending “ smugglers, in such manner as His Majesty shall “ be pleased to appoint,” it was enacted that, in all cases wherein the Commissioners of Customs or Excise of England, Scotland, and Ireland respectively, shall award any sum not exceeding twenty pounds as aforesaid, to any officer, officers, noncommissioned officers, petty officers, seamen, or privates of His Majesty's army, navy, or marines, or acting under the orders of the Lord High Admiral, or of the Commissionels for executing the office of the slord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for any person so arrested, convicted, or committed to prison as aforesaid, the same shall be divided and distributed in such proportions, and according to such rules, regulations, and orders, as His Majesty shall, by His Order or Orders in Council, or by His Royal Proclamation in that behalf, be pleased to direct and appoint: And whereas, in pursuance of the said powers, His late Majesty was pleased, by His Order in Council of the seventeenth of September one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, to direct and appoint that the bounty money awarded for the arrest of any person or persons arrested, convicted 1821. S and and committed to prison, according to the provision of the laws above recited, by any officer or officers, non-commissioned officers, petty officers, seamen, or privates of His Majesty's army, navy, or marines, or acting under the orders of the Lord High Admiral, or of the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, shall be divided and distributed amongst such officers, noncommissioned officers, petty officers, seamen, or privates of His Majesty's army, navy, or marines, or acting under the orders of the Lord High Admiral, or of the Commissioners for executing the office of the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland as aforesaid, according to the rules and regulations directed and provided by His late Majesty's Order in Council of the fourteenth of October one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, for the distribution of the shares of any such seizures as are, or shall, by virtue of any Acts relating to the trade and revenues of His Majesty's dominions, be payable to and amongst the commanders, officers, and crews of His Majesty's ships or vessels of war: And whereas it is expedient that the said rules and regulations shall be in part altered, viz. so far as they relate to seizures made on shore by persons acting under the orders of the Lord High Admiral, or of the Commissioners for executing the office of the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and that in lieu thereof other rules and regulations should be directed and appointed for the distribution of the reward granted in such case or cases : His Majesty is pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to order that the said Order in Council of the seventeenth of September one thousand eight hundred and nineteen he henceforth revoked, so far as relates to sums awarded for - seizures seizures made on shore by persons under the orders of the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and no further; and the same is hereby so far revoked, saving only as to sums awarded for seizures made prior to the date hereof, which shall be distributed according to the former Order: And His Majesty is further pleased to direct and appoint that . sums awarded, saving as above excepted seizures made prior to the date hereof, by the Commissioners of Customs or Excise in England, Scotland and Ireland, to persons under the orders of the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for the arrest on shore of any person or persons for a breach of the laws as above described, shall be paid in the following proportions, to and for the benefit of the person or persons who shall actually make the arrest, viz.

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To the officer or officers some fourth part of the being present, of the reward to be divided, party of men, to which 3 if more than one the person or persons officer of the party making the arrest I shall be so present, as shall behong. L follows, To the officer commanding the party, two shares. To each of the other officers, one share. S 2 And And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, are to cause His Majesty's pleasure, hereby signified, to be duly complied with. Jas. Buller.

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Westminster, May 7, 1821.

THIS day, the Lords being met, a message was sent to the Honourable House of Commons by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, acquainting them, that The Lords, authorised by virtue of a Commission under the Great Seal, signed by His Majesty, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses, do, desire the immediate attendance of the Honourable House in the House of Peers to hear the Commission read; and the Commons being come thither, the said Commission, empowering the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, and several other Lords therein named, to declare and notify the Royal Assent to the said Acts, was read accordingly, and the Royal Assent given to

An Act for making further provision for the gradual resumption of payments in cash by the Bank of England. An Act for making further provision for the gradual resumption in payment in cash by the Bank of Ireland. An Act to remove doubts on the allowances of the duty paid on Irish starch in ported into Great Britain, payable on such starch consumed in preparing manufactures of flax or cotton in Great Britain, and for regulating the importation thereof. An Act for abolishing the African Company and transferring to and vesting in. His Majesty all the - forts. forts, possessions, and property now belonging to: or held by them. An Act for improving the navigation of the River Dun, and for altering the course thereof by making certain new cuts or canals for the same, and for amending, altering, and enlarging the powers granted to the River Dun Company by several Acts relating to the said navigation. An Act to alter and amend several Acts passed for more effectually supplying with water the inhabitants of the towns of Manchester and Salford, in the Parish of Manchester, in the county-palatine of Lancaster, and for further extending the powers and provisions of the said Acts. An Act to continue the term and amend and enlarge the powers of two Acts of His late Majesty, for paving, lighting, and cleansing the streets, and for regulating the police of the city of Glasgow. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, passed in the thirty-sixth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled “An Act for the better relief and employment of the poor of the several parishes within the city of Lincoln, and county of the same city, and of the parish of Saint Margaret, part whereof lies within the said city, and the other part in the close of Lincoln, in the county of Lincoln. An Act for incorporating the city of Coventry. Gas Light Company. An Act for lighting with gas the turnpike-road from Whitechapel-Church, in the county of Middlesex, to certain dwelling-houses erected and being beyond the four miles-stones upon the Iliord and Woodford-roads, in the county of Essex. An Act for incorporating the South London Gas Light and Coke Company, situate in the parish of Saint Saviour, in the county of Surrey. ' An Act for more effectually making, maintain... 11182

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