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If sureties pay IX. Provided always, and be it further enacted, the money for That in every case in which any surety or sureties which they are bound, or in any such recognizance or bond, shall have been rupt, new required to pay and shall have paid the whole or or bond must any part of the sum for which he, she, or they

become bank.

recognizance

be given.

Penalty 201.

Sureties may withdraw

from recog.

shall have become surety; or in case any such surety or sureties shall become bankrupt, or be discharged under any insolvent act: then and in every such case the person, for whom such surety or sureties shall have been bound, shall not print or publish any newspaper or pamphlet, or other paper aforesaid, until he or she shall, upon being required so to do by the commissioners of stamps for Great Britain and Ireland respectively, have entered into a new recognizance, or executed a new bond, with sufficient sureties, in the manner and to the amount aforesaid; and in case he or she shall print or publish any such newspaper or pamphlet, or other paper aforesaid, without having entered into such new recognizance, or executed such new bond as aforesaid, having been required so to do as aforesaid, he or she shall forfeit for every such offence the sum of twenty pounds. (4)

X. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That if any surety or sureties shall be desirous giving notice. of withdrawing from such recognizance or bond, it shall and may be lawful to and for him or them

nizance, upon

amount of the recognizance and bond here mentioned, has since been increased, and other provisions made upon the subject, by stat. 1 Will. 4. c. 73. s. 2, 3. post.

(4) See the form of the conviction, sect. 20, post.

so to do, upon giving twenty days' previous notice in writing to the said commissioners of stamps respectively, or to the distributor of stamps of and for the district where the printer or publisher for whom he or they is or are surety or sureties shall reside, and also to such printer or publisher; and that in any such case, every such surety or sureties, from and after the expiration of such notice, shall not be liable upon the said bond or recognizance, other than and except for any penalty or penalties before that time imposed or incurred, and for which he or they would otherwise have been liable under the said recognizance or bond'; and that then and in every such case the person New recogfor whom such surety or sureties shall have been entered into. bound shall not print or publish any newspaper or pamphlet, or other paper aforesaid, until he or she shall have entered into a new recognizance, or executed a new bond, with sufficient sureties, in the manner and to the amount aforesaid; and Penalty 201.. in case he or she shall print or publish any such newspaper or pamphlet, or other paper aforesaid, without having entered into such new recognizance or bond as aforesaid, he or she shall for every such offence forfeit the sum of twenty pounds.

nizance to be

XI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That no such bond as aforesaid shall be subject or liable to any stamp duty; any thing in any act or acts of parliament to the contrary notwithstanding.

Bonds not to

be subject to

stamp duty.

Lists of recognizances and bonds

transmitted

to commis

sioners of stamps in England, Scotland, and Ireland

XII. And be it further enacted, That lists of all the recognizances which shall have been entaken, to be tered into in the respective Courts of Exchequer in England, Scotland, or Ireland, shall, four times in each year, be transmitted to the commissioners managing the stamp duties in Great Britain and respectively. Ireland respectively, as the case may be, by the respective officers recording such recognizances in such respective courts; and all bonds executed under the provisions of this act, shall, within ten days at the furthest after the execution thereof, be transmitted to the said commissioners respectively by the justices of the peace to whom the same shall have been respectively delivered.

Copy of such pamphlet or

paper to be

delivered to

the commis

sioners or distributors

of stamps.

XIII. And whereas the printer or publisher of any newspaper, and of any pamphlet and paper hereby enacted to be deemed and taken to be a newspaper, will, after the passing of this act, be bound, under and by virtue of the provisions contained in the said acts made and passed in the thirty-eighth and fifty-fifth years of his majesty's reign respectively, to deliver to the commissioners of stamps in Great Britain and Ireland respectively, or some distributor of stamps or other officer, on the day on which the same is published, or within a certain time afterwards, one of the newspapers, pamphlets, or papers so published, signed as in the said acts is respectively directed: and whereas it is expedient that the same or similar provisions and regulations should extend and be applied to all pamphlets

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and papers, whether published periodically or not, and which shall contain any public news, intelligence, or occurrence, or any remarks or observations thereon, or upon any matter in church or state, and which shall not exceed two sheets as aforesaid, or which shall be published for sale at a less price than sixpence: be it therefore enacted, That from and after ten days after the passing of this act, the printer or publisher of any pamphlet, or other paper for sale, containing any public news, intelligence, or occurrences, or any remarks or observations thereon, or on any matter in church or state, shall, upon every day upon which the same shall be published, or within six days after, deliver to the commissioners of stamps for Great Britain and Ireland respectively, at their head offices, or to some distributor or officer to be appointed by them to receive the same, and whom they are hereby required to appoint for that purpose, one of the pamphlets or papers so published upon each such day, signed by the printer or publisher thereof, in his handwriting, with his name and place of abode; and the same shall be carefully kept by the said commissioners, or such distributor or officer as aforesaid, in such manner as the said commissioners shall direct; and such printer or publisher shall be entitled to demand and receive from the commissioners, or such distributor or officer, the amount of the retail price of such pamphlet or paper so delivered; and in every case in which Penalty 1007. the printer and publisher of such pamphlet or paper shall neglect to deliver one such pamphlet

Commission

ers refusing

to take any

paper, to give, if required, certificate of such refusal.

or paper in the manner hereinbefore directed, such printer and publisher shall, for every such neglect respectively, forfeit and lose the sum of one hundred pounds.

any copy

XIV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That in case the said commissioners, or pamphlet or such distributor or officer aforesaid, shall refuse to receive or pay for of such pamphlet or paper offered to be delivered to them or him as aforesaid for or on account of the same not being within the true intent and meaning of this act, such commissioners, distributor, or officer shall, if required so to do, give and deliver to such printer or publisher a certificate in writing that a copy of such pamphlet or paper had been by him duly offered to be delivered; and such printer or publisher shall thereupon be freed and discharged from any penalty for not having delivered such copy as aforesaid.

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XV. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall sell or expose to sale any pamphlet or other paper not being duly stamped, if required to be stamped (5), such person shall, for every such offence, forfeit the sum of twenty pounds.

XVI. And be it declared and enacted, That it zance of bail, shall be lawful for any of his majesty's courts of

in case of

libel,

for good be.

haviour, as well as to appear and

answer.

record at Westminster or Dublin, or of great ses

(5) See sect. 1, ante. See the form of the conviction, sect. 20, post.

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