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CA P. III,

Α Ν А с T To Continue and Amend an A&t passed in the seventeenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled “ An Ordinance to impower the Commissioners of “ the Peace to regulate the Police in the towns of Quebec and Montreal 16 for a limited time.”

Extension of the Rules and Orders which may be nade.

Preambie.

HEREAS the Province has lately become divided into several new Districts cessary for the internal Regulation of its rising Towns and Villages in all the several Districts, as well as in the principal Cities or Towns of Quebec and Montreal; be it

therefore enacted by His Excellency the Governor and the Legislative Council, and it is The Police Pow. hereby enacted by the Authority of the same, that the Powers given by any former ers vered in the Ordinance to the Commissioners of the Peace, to make Rules and Orders touching the peace, and the Police of the towns of Quebec and Montreal, shall henceforth be vested in such Circles, in the Commissioners, and where there are Circles with Courts of Request, in the Majority said Commissio. of the Commissioners of the Peace and of the Judges of the Court of Request conges of the Courts vened for such Purpose. of Requeft.

II. And be it also enacted by the same Authority, that the Rules and Orders so to be made, may extend to any City, Town or Village of the District to which it be. longs, and for which they shall be declared to be intendid, if the object of Regulation shall be of the nature of that internal Polity appropriate to Cities and Towns, and respect Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Markets, Water-courses, Drains, Nusances, the Health of the Inhabitants, prevention of Accidents by Fire, the Aflize of Bread, the due exercise of the necessary Trades of Butchers, Bakers and other necessary Occu. pations, Sign-pofits, Cartmen and their Carriages, Pumps, Wells, Fish, Game and Provisions, and such other objects as are mentioned in the Regulations made by the Commissioners or Justices of the Peace of Quebec of the Month of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand feven hundred and eighty, and not repugnant to any Law or Ordinance of the Province, nor to the Duties of any of the public Oficers thereof, every of which said Rules and Orders shall be valid for no longer Pe riod than Six Months from the Publication thereof, unless the same shall be continued or revived and published by a subsequent Order or Regulation in like manner limi

ted and regularly made and ordained. Validity of the

III. And be it further enacted by the same' Authority, that crery Rule, Order and Rules and Or. Regulation of Police to be made under the Limitations and Restrictions above-me!.

tioned, shall be as valid and binding in the Law as if the same was fpecially enacted by an Ordinance of the Provincial Legislature, and that the fame, being duly made, may be enforced and carried into execution by the infli&tion of Penalties upon Offenders, and in every instance, exceeding Forty Shillings, Mall be recovered with Costs

, by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint or loformaticn in any Court of Record, one Moiety whereof shall belong to the Informer profecuting for the same, and the Remainder be paid into His Majesty's Treasury for the Use of the Crown; and where the Penalty Thall not exceed Forty fillings' it shall be recoverable fummarily, before a fing! Judge of the Common Pleas, as in causes where the demand fall be of Ten Pounds Sterlıng and under, and be divided and applied in the manner aforementioned; and

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Qui continue et amende un Acte passé dant la dix-septiéme Année du

Règne de sa Majesté, intitulé, Ordonance qui autorise les Commissaires
“ de Paix à régler la Police dans les Villes de Québec et de Montréal

pour un Tems Limité."
A Province ayant été, depuis peu, divisée en plusieurs nouveaux Districts, et a-

yant augmenté dans le nombre de ses Habitans, et étant nécessaire de pourvoir plus amplement au réglement intérieur de ses villes et villages qui s'établissent dans tous les différens Districts, ainsi que dans les principales villes de Québec et de Montréal ; qu'il soit à ces causes ftatué par son Excellence le Gouverneur et le Conseil Lé. Les pouvoirs de gislatif, et il est par ces présentes ftatué par la dite autorité, que les pouvoirs donnés police dominés aux par aucune Ordonance ci-devant aux Commissaires de paix, pour faire des régle. Paix, e où il y mens et des Ordres quant à la Police des Villes de Québec et Montréal, seront don- aux dits Commire nés à l'avenir à tels Commissaires et dans les endroits où il y aura des Cercles, à la faires et aux Majorité des Commissaires de Paix et des Juges de Cour sommaire assemblés pour cet Sommaires. effet.

Juges des Cours

II. Et qu'il soit aussi statué par la dite autorité, que les réglemens et ordres qui fe- Etendue des ront ainsi faits, pourront s'étendre à aucune Ville ou Village du district auquel il ap- Réglemens et or. partient, et auquel ils seront déclarés s'étendre, si l'objet du réglement sera de la na- etre faite ture de cette Police appropriée aux villes, et qui regarde les rues, les ruettes Yes passages, les marchés, les cours d'eau, les canaux, les nuisances, la santé des habitans, l'empêchement des accidens du feu, le taux du pain, le juste éxercise des métiers nécesfaires des Bouchers, Boulangers et autres emplois nécessaires, les enseignes, les Charetiers et leurs voitures, les pompes, les puits, le poisson, le gibier, et provisions et tels autres objets qui font mentionnés dans les réglemens faits par les Commissaires ou Juges de paix de Québec du mois d'Avril dans l'année de notre Seigneur mil sept cens quatrevingt, et qui ne seront point contradictoires à aucune Loi ou Ordonance de la Province ni aux devoirs d'aucun des officiers publics d'icelle, et chaque des dits réglemens et ordres seront valides pour'un tems qui ne sera pas plus long que fix mois, à compter de leur publication, à moins qu'ils ne soient continués ou remis en force et publiés par un ordre ou réglement subséquent, dans la même maniére limitée et réguliérement faite et ordonnée.

III. Et qu'il foit de plus ftatué par la dite autorité, que chaque réglement, régle Validité des R6. on ordre de Police qui seront faits fous les limitations et restrictions ci-dessus men. glemens et or tionnées, seront aulli valides et lieront en Loi, comme s'ils avaient été spécialement ftatués

par une Ordonance de la Législation de la Province, et que les dits réglemens étant faits duément, seront mis en force et à éxécution, par l'infliction des amendes sur les contrevenans, et dans chaque instance excédente quarante fhellins, elle sera recouvrée avec les frais, par action de Dette, Bill, Plainte ou Information dans aucune Cour de Record, dont moitié appartiendra au dénonciateur poursuivant la dite amende, et le reste sera payé au trésor de la Majesté à l'usage de la Couronne et lorsque l'amende n'excédera pas quarante shellings, elle pourra être recouvrée sommairement, devant un seul Juge des Playdoyers-communs, comme dans les causes où la demande sera de dix livres sterling et au-dessous, et fera divisée et appliquée de la maniére ci-devant mentionnée, et que la premiere Ordonancé ci-devant mentionnée

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that the Ordinance first abovementioned and the last Act or Ordinance to continue the same, Ihall be of Force for and during the continuance of this present Act; provi. ded nevertheless, and be it further enacted by the same Authority, that the Power of establishing regulations of Police, shall extend to no Town or Village with fewer inhabited Houses than thirty, nor unless the regulation of the Police thereof shall be defired by a Majority of the Heads of the Families in such Houses, under their Signatures before a Notary, filed, in the Office of the Clerk of the Peace of the District, and that no such regulation for any Town or Village, in future, shall bind any Inhabitant without the Precinct of such Town or Village aforementioned.

IV. Provided also that nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be construed to authorize the allefsment of any Fine or Penalty exceeding Five Pounds.

DORCHESTER,

2d. Proviso.

Enacted and Ordained by the authority aforesaid, cnd passed in Council under the Great

Seal of the Province, at the Council-Chamber in the castle of St. Lewis, in the city of
Quebec, the Eleveuth day of April, in the Thirty-first year the reign o our
Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the grace of God of Great-Britain,
France and Ireland King, defender of the faith, and foorth, and in the year o cur
LORD one thousand feven hundred and ninety-one.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. WILLIAMS, C. L. C.

CA P. IV.

Α Ν ACT,
To continue an Act intituled, “ An Ordinance for regulating all such Per-

“ fons as keep Horses' and Carriages to let and hire for the accommoda-
“ tion of Travellers, commonly called and known by the Name of Mai-
tres de Poste.”

[Expired.]

CAP V.

Α Ν ACT
Το prevent Obstructions to the Inland Commerce on the death of a Superin-

tendant.
WHEREAS mischiefs may happen
for want of a person on the spot to furnish

the

“ “ moting the Inland Navigation," passed in the twenty-eighth Year of His Majesty's Reign, whenever there may be a vacancy in the Office authorized to grant the same, be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the Governor and the Legislative Council

, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that whenever the Office of Su

perintendant

Isr. Pourvo

ame. Pourvå.

le dernier Acte ou Ordonance qui la continue, seront en force pour et pendant la continuation de ce présent Acte.

Pourvû néanmoins et qu'il soit de plus ftatué par la dite autoritê, que le pouvoir d'établir des réglemens de police ne s'étendra à aucune Ville ou Village qui n'aura pas moins de trente maisons habitées, ni à moins que le Réglement de Police ne soit demandé par une majorité des chefs des familles dans telles maisons, sous leurs seings devant un Notaire, qui sera filé dans l'office du Greffier de la Paix du district, et tel réglement pour aucune Ville ou Village à l'avenir n'obligera aucun habitant qui sera hors des limites de tel Ville ou Village ci-devant mentionnés.

IV. Pourvû aussi que rien de ce qui est contenu dans cette Ordonance ne s'entendra
à autoriser l'infliction d'aucune peine ou amende qui excédera cinq livres.
(Signé)

DORCHESTE R.
Statué et ordonné par la fusdite autorité et paffé-en Confeil fous. le Sceau Public, de

la Province, en la Chambre du Conseil au Château St. Louis, en la ville de Québec,
le onziéme jour d' Avril, dans la trente unieme année du Règne de notre Souverain
Seigneur GEORGE Trois, par la Grace de Dieu, Roi de la Grande Bretagne,
de France et d'Irlande, Defenseur de la foi, &c. &c. &c. et dans l'année de no-
tre Seigneur, mil fept cens quatrevingt-onze.

Par ordre de Son Excellence

(Signé) J. WILLIAMS, G. C. L. Traduit ţar ordre de Son Excellence,

F. J. CUCNET, S. F.

С А Р. IV.
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Qui continue un Acte intitulé " Ordonance qui régle toutes et telles Per-

«. sonnes qui tiennent des Chevaux et Voitures à louer pour la facilité
“ des Voyageurs, communément connues sous le nom de Maîtres de
Pofte.

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Qui lévè les obstacles dans le Commerce Intérieur dans le Cas de mort

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les lieux pour fournir les feuilles requises pour les vaisseaux par l'Acte intitulé . “ Ordonance qui encourage la Navigation Intérieure,” passé dans la vingt huitiéme année du Règne de la Majesté, toute fois que l'office autorisé à accorder les dites Feuilles, se trouvera vacant, qu'il soit à ces causes ftatué par Son Excellence ." le Gouverneur et le Conseil Legislatif, et il est par ces présentes. Itatué par la: dite Autorité, que toute fois que l'office du. Surintendant pour accorder telles

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perintendant for granting such Documents shall become vacant by the death of the Patentee, and until the same shall be filled up by a new appointment, the same may be executed by any Justice of the Peace for the Diftrict where such vacancy shall hap. pen, and all the Acts of such Justice shall have the same force and effect in the Law as if he was thereunto appointed under the Great Seal of the Province, until such va. cancy shall be provided for by a new Patent in the manner directed by the said Ordi.

nance.

DORCHESTER. Enacted and Ordained by the authority aforesaid, and passed in Council under the

Great Seal of the Province, at the Council-chamber in the castle of St. Lewis, in the city
of Quebec, the Thirtieth day of April, in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of our Só-
vereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the grace of God of Great-Britain, France
and Ireland King, defender of the Faith, and so forth, and in the Year of our Lord
One thousand feven hundred and ninety-one.

By His Excellency's Command,
J. WILLIAMS, C. L. C.

34. Geu. III, C. 6. 8. 8.

Preamble.

ches, &c.

: CA P. VI.

An ACT or ORDINANCE
Vide Prov. Stat. Concerning the building and repairing of Churches, Parsonage Houses and

Church-yards.
WH

HEREAS doubts have arisen respecting the authority of the Judges of the

Courts of Common Pleas in this Province, to ratify and homologate the Reso. lutions and Determinations of the Inhabitants thereof at their parish meetings, for the purpose of building and repairing Churches and Parsonage Houses, by reason whereof it becomes necessary to promulgate and make known to His Majesty's subjects the

Laws, Usages, and Customs respecting the same; be it therefore enacted by His ExForming parish. cellency the Governor and the Legislative Council, and it is hereby enacted by the aufepois building of thority of the same, that whenfoever it shall become expedient to form Parishes or

build or repair Churches or Parsonage Houses or Cemitaries, the same course shall be pursued as was requisite before the conquest, according to the Laws and Customs at that time in force and practice, and that the Bishop or Superintendant of the Romifh Churches for the time being, shall have and exercise the rights of the then Bifhop of Canada for the purposes afore-mentioned, and that such rights as were then in the Crown of France and exercised by the Intendant and Provincial Government of that day, shall be considered as vested in the Governor or Commander in Chief for the time being, except so far as may relate to the compelling of the payment of the Assessments and Repartitions for the construction and repair of Churches, Presbytaries and Cemitaries, ảnd all disputes relative to the same, shall be recognizable in any of His Majel

ty's Courts for Civil Causes to the amount of the matter in controversy. His Majesty's

II. Provided always, and be it also enacted by the fame authority, that nothing in Proteftant tube this Act contained shall be construed to bring any of His Majesty's subjects of any Chargeable" with Protestant denomination whatsoever, or any other person than fuch as shall be of the contribution, Roman Catholic communion into charge for any of the purposes aforementioned, or

into any manner of compulsory contribution to the support of the communion of the Church of Rome,

III. And

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