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L. S. D. Manager neglecting to wait on Surgeon, as specified in Art. 53. 0 1 0 ............................ to pay the sick within the time specified in
Art. 54. (for each sick member neglected), 0 1 0
.. to report the state of the sick list to the Preses, 0 a 6 Member neglecting to intimate in proper form, his intention of going to work,
4. General Fines. Any member losing the Society's Cash or Minute-book (and to suffer u all loss that may be sustained),
- 110 Materially damaging ditto, such a sum as a majority of the Society · may think proper. Understating age at entry one or two years, double the sum of equi
valents the Society would have lost. In the knowledge of any member embezzling the funds, and con i cealing the same, ...
1 0 Sick member convicted of intoxication, first offence, - - 0 5 0 Second offence,-Loss of Sick money during remainder of that trouble. Improper language to the Chair, of which a majority shall judge, 0 10 Behaving in a disorderly manner at any meeting, of which a majority shall judge, ..
- 0 0 6 Non-payment of Quarteraccount each time, if below 58. - 0 0 2
................ if 5s, or upwards, 0 0 3
11. EXPULSION AND FORFEITURE OF CONTRIBUTIONS. Imposition at entry by latent disease. Understating age at entry three years or upwards. Embezzlement of funds, and to be prosecuted for restitution of the same. Imposing upon Society by feigning sickness. Judicially convicted of theft, fraud, &c. Non-payment of quarter-accounts, if to the amount of 25s. or upwards.
116. Should any dubiety arise as to the meaning of any of the above Laws, the opinion of a majority of the members present at a General Meeting of the Society shall be decisive of the question.
VIEW of the whole Sick and Funeral Equivalents payable by Entrants above
21 years of age ;or, in lieu thereof, the increased Annual Contributions payable by such of these Members as may not have paid Equivalents ;and these Annual Contributions again divided into the Quarterly Contributions.
Equiv. OR INDIVID. STOCK, Payable by Entrants above 21. sickness. Funerals. Total
INCREASED ANNUAL CONTRIB, I QUARTERLY CONTRIBUTIONS
Payable by Do:
COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT, 1824.-5.
David STEWART, Preses.
Robert SMITH,. . William FLEMING.. Robert THOMSON, THOMAS WRIGHT, * John Scott. . .
William DUMBRECK, M. D. Surgeon, 58. George Street. James SKIRVING, Esq. Accountant, Pilrig Street.
LIST OF MEMBERS, 1824.
William Stephen 10 John Greig
Robert Pringle 20 John Leslie
Robert Thomson 25 George Brown
William Cartwright 30 Thomas Wright
David Fleming 35 William Lamb
John Fairgrieve 45 William Andrew
EXTRACTS from Act of Parliament, 33d Geo. III., c. 54.
relative to Friendly Societies, (21st June 1778).
SECTION 1.- That it shall and may be lawful to and for any number of persons in Great Britain, to form themselves into, and to establish, one or more Society or Societies of good fellowship, for the purpose of raising, from time to time, by subscriptions of the several members of every such Society, or by voluntary contributions, a stock or fund for the mutual relief and maintenance of all and every the members thereof, in old age, sickness, and infirmity, or for the relief of the widows and children of deceased members; and to and for the several members of each such Society, or such number of them as shall be nominated a committee for that purpose, from time to time to assemble together, and to make, ordain, and constitute such proper and wholesome rules, orders, and regulations, for the better government and guidance of the same, as to the major part of such Society, or such committee thereof, so assembled togther, shall seem meet, so as such rules, orders, and regulations, shall not be repugnant to the laws of this realm, nor any of the express provisions or regulations of this act; and to impose and inflict such reasonable fines and forfeitures upon the several members of any such Society who shall offend against such rules, orders or regulations, as shall be just and necessary for duly enforcing the same, to be respectively paid to such uses, for the benefit of such Society, as such Society, by such rules, orders, or regulations, shall direct; and also from time to time to alter and amend such rules, orders, and regulations, as occasion shall require, or to annul and repeal the same, and to make new rules, orders, and regulations, in lieu thereof, under such restrictions as are in this act contained.
Sect. 2.-That all such rules, orders, and regulations, with all convenient speed after the same shall be made, altered, or amended, and so from time to time after every making, altering, or amending thereof, shall be exhibited in writing to the Justices of the Peace assembled at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, or at any adjournment thereof, in and for the county, riding, division, or shire, where such Society shall be established, and such rules, or. ders, and regulations, shall be subject to the review of such Justices, who shall and may, after due examination thereof, at the then, or the then next subsequent Session, annul and make void all such rules, orders, or regulations, as shall be repugnant to this act, and shall allow and confirm all such rules, orders, and regulations, as shall be conformable to the true intent and meaning of this act; and after the confirmation thereof by such Justices, all such rules, orders, and regulations, so confirmed, shall be signed by the Clerk of the Peace at such Sessions, and a duplicate thereof, being first fairly wrote on parch. ment, shall be deposited with the Clerk of the Peace at such Sessions, to be by
him filed with the rolls of the Sessions there, without any fee to be paid for · any matter or thing relating to the same; and such rules, orders, and regula
tions, approved of and confirmed by the Justices, and filed as aforesaid, shall be binding upon all parties during the continuance of the same, &c.
Sect. 3.—That no rule, order, or regulation, confirmed by the Justices of the Peace in manner aforesaid, shall be altered, rescinded, or repealed, unless at a General Meeting of the members of such Society as aforesaid, convened by public notice, in writing, signed by the Secretary or Clerk of such Society, in pursuance of a requisition for that purpose, by three or more of the mem. bers of such Society, and publicly read at the two usual meetings of such So. ciety to be held next before such General Meeting, for the purpose of such alteration or repeal, unless a committee of such members shall have been nominated for that purpose, in which case such committee shall be convened in like manner ; and unless such alteration or repeal shall be made with the concurrence and approbation of three-fourths of the members of such Society then and there present, or by the like proportion of such committee as aforesaid, if any shall have been nominated for that purpose ; and such alteration or repeal shall be subject to the review of the Justices at such General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, or at any adjournment thereof, as aforesaid, and shall be filed in the manner herein before directed ; and that no such rule, order, or regulation, shall be binding, or have any force or effect, until the same shall have been agreed to and confirmed by such Justices, and filed as aforesaid.
Sect. 4.No bond or other security to be given to or on account of any such Society, or in pursuance of this act, shall be charged or chargeable with any stamp-duty whatever.
Sect. 3.- That every Society shall and may, from time to time, elect and appoint any number of the members of such Society, not less than eleven, to be a committee, and shall and may delegate to such committee all or any of the powers given by this act to be executed; who being so delegated shall continue to act as such committee for and during such time as they shall be appointed; and in all cases where a standing committee shall be appointed for such Society, for general purposes, the powers of such committee shall be first declared in and by the rules, orders, and regulations of such Society, confirm. ed by the Justices of the Peace at their Sessions, and filed in the manner herein before directed ; and in all cases where a committee shall be appointed for any particular purpose or purposes, the powers delegated to such committee shall be reduced into writing, and entered into a book by the Secretary or Clerk of such Society; and five of the members of such committee, at least, shall at all times be necessary to concur in any act of such committee ; and such committee shall, in all things delegated to them, act for and in the name of such Society; and all acts and orders of such committee, under the powers delegated to them, shall have the like force and effect as the acts and orders of such Society, at any General Meeting thereof, could or might have had in pursuance of this act : Provided always, that the transactions of such commit. tee shall be, from time to time, and at all times, subject and liable to the re. view, allowance or disallowance, and controul, of such Society, in such manner and form as such Society shall, by their general rules, orders, and regulations, confirmed by the Justices, and filed as aforesaid, have directed and appointed, or shall in like manner direct and appoint.
Sect. 8. That the treasurer or treasurers, trustee or trustees, for the time being, and all other officers of any such Society, who shall have or receive any part of the monies, effects, or funds of such Society, or shall in any manner have been or shall be entrusted with the disposition, management, or custody thereof, or of any securities relating to the same, his, her, and their executors, administrators, and assigns respectively, shall, upon demand made, in pursuance of any order of such Society or Committee to be appointed as aforesaid for that purpose, give in his or their account or accounts, at a general meeting of any such Society, or to such committee thereof as aforesaid, to be examined, and allowed or disallowed, and shall, on the like demand, - pay over all monies remaining in his or their hands, and assign and transfer or deliver all securities, effects, or funds taken or standing in his or their name or names as aforesaid, or being in his or their hands or custody, to the treasurer or treasurers, or trustee or trustees, for the time being, or to such person or persons as such Society shall appoint; and in case of any neglect or refusal to deliver such account, or to pay over such monies, or to assign, transfer, or deliver such secu. rities or funds in manner aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful to and forevery such Society, in the name of the treasurer or treasurers, trustee or trustees thereof, as the case may be, to exhibit a petition ia the High Court of Chancery, or the Court of Exchequer in England, or the Court of Session in Scotland, or the Courts of Great Sessions in Wales respectively, who shall and may proceed thereupon in a summary way, and make such order therein, upon hearing all parties concerned, as to such Court in their discretion shall seem just; and all assignments and transfers made in pursuance of such order shall be good and effectual in law, to all intents and purposes whatsoever.
Sect. 9..That no fee, reward, emolument, or gratuity whatsoever, shall be demanded, taken, or received by any officer, or minister, of such Court, for any matter or thing done in such Court in pursuance of this act; and that upon the presenting of any such petition, it shall be lawful for the Lord High Chancellor, the Masters of the Rolls, and Barons of the Exchequer, respectively, in England, or the Lords of Session in Scotland, or the Judges of any of the Courts of Great Sessions in Wales, to assign counsel learned in the law, and to appoint a clerk of such Court to advise and carry on such petition on the behalf of such Society, who are hereby respectively required to do their duties therein without fee or reward.
Secr. 10.-That if any person appointed to any office by any such Society,