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thereof upon the oath or oaths of one or more credible witnefs or witnelles, before any one or more jutiice orjullices of the peace, for any county, riding, divifion or place ; every fuch perfon (hall, for the firlt offence, be imprifoned not lefs than three months; and, for other offence, not lefs than fix months; and for each to be pub- licly whipped. Oifenders on Sun- day, ufmg any gun or engine for dellroying game, on conviction are to forfeit zol. to be levied by dillrefs with charges, and to be applied to the informer and the poor. For want of fuch diftrefs, the offender is to be committed for any time not exceeding fix calendar months, nor lefs than three. Perfons aggrieved may appeal to the quarter-feiiions, giving fourteen days notice to per- fons complained againfl. The juf- tices are to hear, determine, and award colts; and their determina- tion is to be final, and not to be removed by certiorari.

Jéflrafl of an m5} fir preventing tbe Stealing qfDagr.

“HE practice of fiealing dogs having oflate years greatly increafed: For remedy thereof, it is hereby enacled, that from and after the firll of May, 1770, if any perfon {hall {teal any dog or dogs, of any kind or fort whatfoever, from the owner or owners thereof, or from any perfon or perfons in- trulled by the owner or owners thereof with fuch dog or dogs ; or {hall fell, buy, receive, harbour, detain, or keep, any dog or dogs, of any kind or fort whatfoever, knowing the fame to have been Helen; every fuch perfon, upon

ANNUAL REGISTER,

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being convicted thereof upon the oath of one or more credible wit- nefs or witneffes, or by his or her own confellion, before any two or more jufiices of the peace for any county, riding, divifion, or place, {hall for the firll offence forfeit not lefs than 201. and charges of con- viclion; or, till the penalty and charges are paid, be committed to gaol, for any time not exceeding twelve calendar months, nor leis than fix, 0r until the penalty and charges lhall be paid. A perfon guilty of a fubfequent offence, is to forfeit not lefs than 301. and charges, to be paid to the informer and the poor; and .on non-pay- ment, to be imprifoned t2 months, and publicly whipped. jullices are to grant warrants to fearch for dogs fiolen or their fltins; and the per- fons, in whofe cullody the dogs or their {kins are found, are liable to like penalties. Perfons aggrieved may appeal to the quarter-feflions. Fourteen days notice ofappeal are to be given. jullices are to hear, determine, and award colts; and their determination is to be final,

and not to be removed by certio- rari.

.472: Jé/fraé? qf the 14!? fbr regzflcring t/re Price: at whit/J Corn i: fold in tbejeiveral Counties of Great Bri- tain, and tee Quzntigr exported and imported.

T has by fome fatality ltappen. ed, that the preambles to Acls

of parliament, which were formerly of great ufe in explaining the rea- fons for pafiing them, have of late been very much fhortened, or whol- ly omitted; the preamble to this an only fuggeils, that a regiller pf i 8