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HOPS. ABSTRACT of an Account of the total Number of Acres of Land in Great Britain under the
Cultivation of Hops, in the Year 1824.
An Account of the Duty on Hops of the Growth of the Year 1824; distinguishing the different
Districts, and the Old and the New Duty.
QUANTITY of Hops exported from Great Britain to Ireland, from 5th January, 1824, to 5th
January, 1825; also, an Account of Hops exported to Foreign Countries; also, an Account of Hops imported during the same Period.
JOINT STOCK COMPANIES. have, since the four-and-twentieth day of June, Copy of a Proclamation and also of a Notification
1718, been publicly contrived and practised in Relation to the act of 6 Geo. I., c. 18, for
within the city of London and other parts of restraining several extravagant and unwar
this kingdom, as also in Ireland and other our
dominions, which manifestly tend to the comrantable Practices.
mon grievance of our subjects in their trade and By the King.
other their affairs; and the persons contriving A proclamation for putting in execution an
or attempting such mischievous projects, under act for the better securing certain powers and false pretences of public good, had presumed to privileges intended to be granted by his majesty,
open books for public subscriptions, and drew in by. two charters for assurance of ships and
unwary persons to subscribe therein towards merchandises 'at sea, and for lending money raising great sums of money, whereupon the upon bottomry; and for restraining several
subscribers or claimants under them paid smallextravagant and unwarrantable practices therein proportions thereof; which mischievous project mentioned.
related to several fisheries and other affairs GEORGE R.
wherein the trade and welfare of our subjects Whereas in and by an act made the last were concerned: and reciting, that in many session of parliament (intituled “An act for better cases the said undertakers or subscribers had, "securing certain powers and privileges intended since the said twenty-fourth day of June, pre" to be granted by his majesty, by two charters sumed to act as if they were corporate bodies, * for assurance of ships and merchandises at and had pretended to make their shares in "sea, and for lending money upon bottomry; stocks transferable without legal authority; and " and for restraining several extravagant and in some cases the undertakers or subscribers had "unwarrantable practices therein mentioned,”) acted, or pretended to act, under some charter reciting that several projects of different kinds or charters formerly granted for some particulat
purposes, but had used the same for raising that from and after the said twenty-fourth joint stocks, and for making pretended transfers day of June, one thousand seven hundred and or assignments for their own private lucre; and twenty, all such unlawful undertakings and in some cases the undertakers or subscribers had attempts, so tending to the common grievance, acted under some obsolete charter or charters, prejudice, and inconvenience of our subjects in although the same became void or voidable by their trade, commerce, and other lawful affairs, non-user or abuser, or for want of making lawful and the making or taking of any subscriptions, elections which were necessary for the continuance for that purpose, the receiving or paying any thereof; and many other unwarrantable practices money upon such subscriptions, the making or had been and might thereafter be contrived to the accepting of any assignment or transfer, or pre. ruin of many of our good subjects, if a timely tended assignment or transfer, of any share or remedy were not provided : and reciting fur- shares upon any such subscription, and all and ther, that it was become absolutely necessary, every other matter or thing whatsoever for furthat all public undertakings and attempts, thering, countenancing, or proceeding in any such tending to the common grievance and prejudice unlawful undertaking or attempt, and more par. of our subjects in their trade or other lawful ticularly the presuming or pretending to act as a affairs, should be effectually suppressed by corporate body, or to raise a transferable stock or suitable and adequate punishments, for that stocks, or to make transfers or assignments of purpose to be established. Therefore, for sup- any share or shares therein without such legal pressing such mischievous and dangerous under authority as aforesaid, and all acting or pretakings and attempts, and for preventing the tending to act under any charter formerly like for the future, it is in and by the said act granted from the crown, for any special pur. enacted, that from and after the twenty-fourth poses, by persons making or endeavouring to day of June, one thousand seven hundred and make use of such charter for any such other twenty, all and every the undertakings and purpose not thereby intended, and all acting or attempts described as aforesaid, and all other pretending to act under such obsolete charter as public undertakings and attempts tending to the is before described, and every of them, (as to all common grievance, prejudice, and inconvenience or any such acts, matters, or things, as should of our subjects in their trade, commerce, or be so done, attempted, or proceeded upon after other lawful affairs, and all public subscriptions, the said twenty-fourth day of June one thousand receipts, payments, assignments, transfers, pre- seven hụndred and twenty), should be deemed tended assignments and transfers, and all other to be a public nuisance and nuisances; and the matters and things whatsoever for furthering, same, and all causes, matters, and things recountenancing, or proceeding in any such under- lating thereto, and every of them, should for ever taking or attempt, and more particularly the thereafter be tried and determined as common acting or presuming to act as a corporate body nuisances; and all offenders therein, being or bodies, the raising or pretending to raise thereof lawfully convicted, upon information or transferable stock or stocks, the transferring or indictment in any of our courts of record at pretending to transfer or assign any share or Westminster, or in Edinburgh, or in Dublin, shares in such stock or stocks without legal should be liable to such fines, penalties, and authority, either by act of parliament or any punishments, whereunto persons convicted for charter from the crown, to warrant such acting common and public nuisances are by any of the as a body corporate, or to raise such transferable laws and statutes of this realm subject and stock or stocks, or to transfer shares therein, liable, and moreover should incur and sustain and all acting or pretending to act under any such further pains, penalties, and forfeitures as charter formerly granted from the crown for were ordained and provided by the statute of particular or special purposes therein expressed, provision and præmunire made in the sixteenth by persons who should use or endeavour to use year of the reign of king Richard the Second: the same charters for raising a capital stock, or And it is in and by the said act further enacted, for making transfers or assignments or pre- That if any merchant or trader, at any time tended transfers or assignments of such stock not after the said twenty-fourth day of June, one intended or designed by such charter to be raised thousand seven hundred and twenty, should or transferred, and all acting or pretending to act suffer any particular damage in his, her, or their under any obsolete charter become void or void-trade, commerce, or other lawful affairs, by able by non-user or abuser, or for want of making occasion or means of any undertaking or attempt, lawful elections which were necessary to con- matter or thing by the said act declared to be tinue the corporation thereby intended, should unlawful as aforesaid, and should sue to be re(as to all or any such acts, matters, and things lieved therein, that then and in every such case as should be done, attempted, and proceeded such merchant or trader should and might upon after the said twenty-fourth day of June, have his and their remedy for the same by an one thousand seven hundred and twenty) for action or actions to be grounded upon the said ever be deemed to be illegal and void, and should statute against the persons, societies, or partnot be practised or in anywise put in execution. nerships, or any of them, who, contrary to the And it is in and by the said act further enacted, said acts, should be engaged or interested in any
such unlawful undertaking or attempt ; and in mayors, sheriffs, justices of the peace, and all every such action the plaintiff should recover others our officers and ministers, and all other treble damages, with full costs of suit : And it is our subjects, whom it may concern, to be very in and by the said act further enacted, That if vigilant and strict in the discovery and effectual any broker, or person acting as a broker for prosecution of all persons who shall in anywise himself, or in behalf of any others, at any time offend in the premises, and that they do use or times after the said twenty-fourth day of June, their utmost diligence in causing the said act to one thousand seven hundred and twenty, should be put in execution, upon pain of incurring our hargain, sell, buy, or purchase, or contract or highest displeasure. agree for the bargaining, selling, buying, or Given at our palace of St. James's, the eleventh purchasing of any share or interest in any of the day of June, 1720, and in the sixth year of undertakings by the said act declared to be un. our reign. lawful, or in any stock or pretended stock of
God save the King. such undertakers, that then and in every such A true copy. case, every such broker, or person acting as such, Council office, Whitehall, should not only be disabled and rendered inca- | 28 April, 1825. C. GREVILLE. pable to be or act as a broker for the future, but should also lose and forfeit the sum of five
NOTIFICATION. hundred pounds; to be recovered, one moiety
Whitehall, August 18th, 1720. thereof to the use of us, our heirs and successors, The lords justices having received a memorial and the other moiety thereof to the use of any from the right honourable the lords commisperson or persons who should inform or sue for sioners of his majesty's treasury, and thereupon the same, in any of our said courts of record, taking into consideration the great trade now with full costs of suit, as by the said act, amongst carrying on in the buying and selling of stocks other clauses and things therein contained, more not warranted by law, which must unavoidably at large may appear: And whereas we are deeply turn to the destruction of public credit, and to sensible of the many mischievous consequences the ruin of trade and of many private families, that must inevitably ensue from the unwar. who unadvisedly engage therein; notwithstandrantable practices in the said act mentioned, by ing his majesty, out of his tender regard to the ensnaring and defrauding unwary persons to good of his subjects, had, by his royal procla. their utter impoverishment and ruin, by taking mation of the 11th of June last, given sufficient off the minds of many of our subjects from at. warning of the severe penalties that would be tending their lawful employments, and by intro- incurred by such practices; which are such ducing a general neglect of trade and commerce, fines, penalties, and punishments, whereunto upon which the wealth and prosperity of our persons convicted for common and public nui. kingdoms so much depend, the promoting and sances are, by any of the laws and statutes of encouragement whereof we have always at heart; this realm, subject and liable ; and moreover, and we, being determined, for the reasons afore- such further pains, penalties, and forfeitures, as said, to cause the said act to be effectually put were ordained and provided by the statute of in execution, but being also willing and desirous provision and præmunire, made in the 16th that none of our loving subjects should be igno- year of king Richard II. ; viz. forfeiture of rant of the same, nor unwarily subject them. lands and tenements, goods and chattels, and ject themselves to the forfeiture of their lands imprisonment, and a penalty of 5001. for every and tenements, goods and chattels, and impri. broker, or person acting as a broker, (besides sonment of their persons, by incurring the pe- inability and incapacity to act as a broker for nalty of præmunire thereby justly inflicted, have, the future), one moiety thereof to the crown, by and with the advice of our privy council, and the other moiety thereof to the informer or thought fit to issue this our royal proclamation: person suing for the same in any of his majesty's And we do hereby strictly charge and command, courts of record, with full costs of suit. that no person or persons whatsoever, bodies Their excellencies being attended this day by politic or corporate, do presume to commit or Mr. Attorney-General, according to their order, attempt any act, matter, or thing whatsoever, gave him express directions to bring writs of contrary to the provisions of the said act, and scire facias against the charters or patents of the true intent and meaning thereof; and that the companies following: the said act of parliament be in every particular 1. York Buildings Company, punctually observed and kept, upon pain of the Lustring company, several penalties by the said act inflicted upon
English Copper, offenders against the same : And we do hereby Welsh Copper and Lead; declare, that we will cause the said act effectu. And also against any other charters or patents ally to be put in execution ; and that all assist which have been or shall be made use of or acted ance and due encouragement shall be given to under, contrary to the intent or meaning of an all persons who shall discover and detect any act passed in the last session of parliament, for offender or offenders against the same: And we restraining several extravagant and unwarrant. do hereby strictly charge and command all able practices therein mentioned, intituled “An