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inch unlawful undertaking or attempt; and in every such action the plaintiff should recover treble damages, with full costs of suit: And it is in and by the said act further enacted, That if any broker, or person acting as a broker for himself, or in behalf of any others, at any time or times after the said twenty-fourth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and twenty, should bargain, sell, buy, or purchase, or contract or agree for the bargaining, selling, buying, or purchasing of any share or interest in any of the undertakings by the said act declared to be unlawful, or in any stock or pretended stock of such undertakers, that then and in every such cue, every such broker, or person acting as such, should not only be disabled and rendered incapable to be or act as a broker for the future, but should also lose and forfeit the sum of five hundred pounds; to be recovered, one moiety thereof to the use of us, our heirs and successors, sad the other moiety thereof to the use of any person or persons who should inform or sue for the same, in any of our said courts of record, with full costs of suit, as by the said act, amongst other clauses and things therein contained, more at large may appear: And whereas we are deeply wusible of the many mischievous consequences that must inevitably ensue from the unwarrantable practices in the said act mentioned, by ensnaring and defrauding unwary persons to their utter impoverishment and ruin, by taking off the minds of many of our subjects from attending their lawful employments, and by introducing a general neglect of trade and commerce, upon which the wealth and prosperity of our kingdoms so much depend, the promoting and encouragement whereof we have always at heart; and we, being determined, for the reasons aforesaid, to cause the said net to be effectually put a execution, but being also willing and desirous that none of our loving subjects should be ignorant of the same, nor unwarily subject themj*tt themselves to the forfeiture of their lands >ad tenements, goods and chattels, and impri»nment of their persons, by incurring the penalty of praemunire thereby justly inflicted, have, hy and with the advice of our privy council, 'hought fit to issue this our royal proclamation: And we do hereby strictly charge and command, •hat no person or persons whatsoever, bodies politic or corporate, do presume to commit or attempt any act, matter, or thing whatsoever, eootrary to the provisions of the said act, and «*» true intent and meaning thereof; and that *°e said act of parliament be in every particular factually observed and kept, upon pain of the WTOal penalties by the said act inflicted upon offenders against the same: And we do hereby •Ware, that we will cause the said act effectually to be put in execution; and that all assistance and due encouragement shall be given to *■ persons who shall discover and detect any "Bender or offenders against the same: And we "o hewby strictly charge and command all

mayors, sheriffs, justices of the peace, and all others our officers and ministers, and all other our subjects, whom it may concern, to be very vigilant and strict in the discovery and effectual prosecution of all persons who shall in anywise offend in the premises, and that they do use their utmost diligence in causing the said act to be put in execution, upon pain of incurring our highest displeasure.

Given at our palace of St. James's, the eleventh

day of June, 1730, and in the sixth year of

our reign.

God save the King. A true copy.

Council office, Whitehall,

28 April, 1828. C. GREVILLE.

NOTIFICATION.

Whitehall, August 18th, 1720. The lords justices having received a memorial from the right honourable the lords commissioners of his majesty's treasury, and thereupon taking into consideration the great trade now carrying on in the buying and selling of stocks not warranted by law, which must unavoidably turn to the destruction of public credit, and to the ruin of trade and of many private families, who unadvisedly engage therein; notwithstanding his majesty, out of his tender regard to the good of his subjects, had, by his royal proclamation of the 11th of June last, given sufficient warning of the severe penalties that would be incurred by such practices; which are such fines, penalties, and punishments, whereunto persons convicted for common and public nuisances are, by any of the laws and statutes of this realm, subject and liable; and moreover, such further pains, penalties, and forfeitures, as were ordained and provided by the statute of provision and praemunire, made in the 16th year of king Kichard II.; viz. forfeiture of lands and tenements, goods and chattels, and imprisonment, and a penalty of 500/. for every broker, or person acting as a broker, (besides inability and incapacity to act as a broker for the future), one moiety thereof to the crowu, and the other moiety thereof to the informer or person suing for the same in any of his majesty's courts of record, with full costs of suit.

Their excellencies being attended this day by Mr. Attorney-General, according to their order, gave him express directions to bring writs of scire facias against the charters or patents of the companies following:

York Buildings Company,

Lustring company,

English Copper,

Welsh Copper and Lead; And also against any other charters or patents which have been or shall be made use of or acted under, contrary to the intent or meaning of an act passed in the last session of parliament, for restraining several extravagant and unwarrantable practices therein mentioned, intituled "An "Act for better securing certain powers and pri"vileges intended to be granted by his majesty, "by two charters, for assurance of ships and "merchandise at sea, and for lending money on "bottomry j and for restraining sweral extrava"gant and unwarrantable practices therein men"tioned." And likewise to prosecute with the utmost severity all persons who have opened or shall open any books for public subscriptions; who have paid or received, or shall pay or receive, any money upon such subscription; who have made or accepted, or shall make or accept, any transfer or pretended transfer of any share

or shares upon such subscriptions, contrary to the tnie intent and meaning of the said act; or who have acted, or shall in anywise act or offend against the same Of which their excellencies have ordered public notice to be given in the Gazette, as a further caution to prevent the drawing of unwary persons for the future into practices contrary to law; and of which the consequences may prove so grievous and fatal to the offenders. A true copy. Whitehall, April 22, 1825.

H. Hobboosc

LABOURERS' WAGES.

Abstract of the Answers to the three following Queries, put to the various Districts anil Parishes of the several Counties of England and Wales.

Has the number of unemployed labourers asking assistance from the parish increased or diminished within the last few years?

What is the lowest rate of daily wage* you have known paid to an unmarried labourer, by his employer, during the last year?

What is the usual rate of weekly wager in your district?

Bedfordshire

Berks

Bucks

Cambridgeshire ...

Cheshire

Cornwall

Cumberland

Derbyshire

Devonshire

Dorsetshire

Durham

Essex

Gloucestershire ...

Hants

Herefordshire

Hertfordshire

Huntingdonshire...

Kent

Lancaster

Leicestershire

Lincolnshire

Middlesex

Monmouth

Norfolk

Northamptonshire Northumberland ... Nottinghamshire...

lOxfordshire

'Shropshire

Somersetshire

Staffordshire

Suffolk

Sussex

Surrey

Warwickshire

Wiltshire

Worcestershire

Yorkshire, North

Riding

Yorkshire, East

Riding

Yorkshire, West

Riding

Anglesey

Breconshire

Caermarthenshire

Denbighshire

Flintshire

Glamorganshire ...

Merionethshire

Montgomeryshire...

Pembrokeshire

Radnorshire

Answers.

Neither

Diminished

Diminished

Increased

Diminished

Neither

Diminished

Diminished

Diminished

Diminished

Diminished

Diminished

Diminished

Increased

Diminished

Neither

Increased

Increased

Diminished

Diminished

Neither

Diminished

Diminished

Increased

Increased

Diminished

Diminished

Increased

Diminished

Diminished

Diminished

Increased

Increased

Diminished

Diminished

Increased

Diminished

Diminished

Diminished

Diminished

Increased

Diminished

Increased

Diminished

Diminished

Diminished

Increased

Neither

Diminished

Diminished

Fivepence

Sixpence

Fivepence

Sixpence

One shilling and fourpence

Sixpence

One shilling and twopence

Sixpence

Eightpence

Sixpence

One shilling

Sixpence

Sixpence

Sixpence

Sixpence

Sixpence

Sixpence

Eightpence

One shilling

Sixpence

Eightpence

Ninepence

One shilling and twopence

Sixpence

Sixpence

One shilling

Ninepence

Sixpence

Eightpence

One shilling

One shilling

Sixpence

Sixpence

Eightpence

Sixpence

Fourpence

Eightpence

Eightpence

Eightpence

One shilling and fourpence

Tenpence and meat

Ninepence

Fifteenpence

Eighteen pence

Eightpence

Sixpence

One shilling

Eightpence

One shilling

Average answers.

Eight shillings and sevenpence

Eight shillings and ninepence

Eight shillings and threepence

Nine shillings

Ten shillings and eightpence

Eight shillings and threepence

Twelve shillings and twopence

Ten shillings and ninepence

Seven shillings and ninepence

Seven shillings

Twelve shillings and sixpence

Nine shillings and fourpence

Nine shillings and twopence

Eight shillings and sixpence

Seven shillings

Nine shillings

Seven shillings and sixpence

Eleven shillings and fivepence

Twelve shillings and threepence

Ten shillings

Ten shillings and twopence

Eleven shillings and threepence

Ten shillings

Nine shillings

Eight shillings

Eleven shillings and fivepence

Ten shillings and threepence

Eight shillings and twopence

Nine shillings

Nine shillings

Ten shillings and sixpence

Eight shillings and twopence

Nine shillings and sixpence

Ten shillings and sixpence

Eight shillings and ninepence

.Seven shillings and sixpence

Ten shillings and fourpence

Ten shillings and threepence

Eleven shillings and eightpence

Twelve shillings and fivepence

Seven shillings and sixpence

Nine shillings and fourpence

Seven shillings and fourpence

Nine shillings and fourpence

Eleven shillings

Twelve shillings and eightpence

Seven shillings

Eight shillings and threepence

Six shillings and twopence

Seven shillings and sixpence

An Account of the Quantities and Official Value of Hemp and Flax, dressed and undressed,

from Foreign Parts, in the Year ended 5th January, 182o;

Impart into Great Britain.

I

Import into
Ireland.

Countries whence Imported.

Russia

Sweden

Prussia

Germany

Holland

Flanders

France

Madeira

Italy..

Malta

Turkey

Guernsey, Jersey, and Man (produce)
(foreign)..

East Indies;

Cape of Good Hope

America, British Colonics

United States

Total into Great Britain.

Russia

Prussia

Holland

Italy

Guernsey, Jersey, and Man (foreign).

Total into Ireland .

Total quantities imported into the United Kingdom from foreign parts .

Official value thereof, viz.

Great Britain ,

Ireland

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Total.

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Hemp Tow, Flax Tow, and Linen Yarns, imported into Great Britain and Ireland, respectively, distinguishing the Countries whence imported.

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