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thereof, or in any place of public between sunset and the hour of · resort, with intent to insult any eight o'clock in the forenoon, lying female.

in any highway, yard, or other Every person wandering abroad place, or loitering therein, and not and endeavouring, by the exposure giving a satisfactory account of of wounds or deformities, to obtain themselves, and to deliver any or gather alms.

person so apprehended into the Every person going about as a custody of the constable appointed gatherer or collector of alms, or under this Act who shall be in atendeavouring to procure charitable tendance at the nearest watch house, contributions of any nature or kind, in order that such person may be under any false or fraudulent pre- secured until he can be brought tence.

before a justice of the peace, to be Every person playing or betting, dealt with according to law; or in any street, road, highway, or may give bail for his appearance other open or public place, at or before a justice of the peace, if the with any table or instrument of constable shall deem it prudent to gaming, at any game, or pretended take bail. game, of chance.

No shop, room, or place for the If any carter, drayman, carman, sale of ready-made coffee, tea, or waggoner, or other driver, shall ride other liquors, shall be kept open upon his cart, dray, car, or waggon, after 11 o'clock at night, during in London, or within ten miles any part of the year ; nor opened thereof, not having some other before four in the morning between person on foot, to guide the same, Lady-day and Michaelmas, or before he may be stopped, apprehended, six in the morning between Miand carried before a magistrate as

chaelmas and Lady-day. soon as may be convenient. If If any such are open, or being the driver of any carriage shall, by shut, any persons during the said negligence or wilful misbehaviour, hours shall be found therein, exinterrupt the free passage of his cept the persons actually dwelling Majesty's subjects, he may be ap- there, or having lawful excuse for prehended and conveyed before a being there, master, mistress, justice. Also, if the coachman, waiter, or other person having care guard, or other person having the or management of such shop, &c., care of any coach, or other carriage, the constable should make comshall by intoxication, or wanton or plaint next day to the sitting mafurious driving, or any other wilful gistrate. misconduct on the public highway, : Any one blowing any horn, or injure or endanger any person, he using any noisy instrument, for may be apprehended.

the purpose of hawking, selling, or So it is lawful for any man, be- distributing any articles whatsolonging to the said police force, ever, constables may apprehend. during the time of his being on duty, If any person in any public to apprehend all loose, idle, and dis- street or place beats or dusts carpets orderly persons, whom he shall find or drives any carriage for the purdisturbing the public peace, or pose of breaking' or exercising, or whom he shall have just reason trying horses ; or shall ride any to suspect of any evil designs, and horse for the purpose of trying or all persons whom he shall find showing it for sale in such a man


ner as to cause danger or great an- noon, sweep and cleanse the foot. noyance to passengers; or throws way along the front or sides of any ashes, dirt, rubbish, dung, or their premises, complaint is to be any filth upon the carriage or foot- made. way; or shall slaughter or cut up Any person carrying in any cart any beast, swine, or sheep, so near through the street soap-lees, night any public street that


blood soil, slop or filth, without having filth shall flow upon the pave- a proper covering to prerent the ment; or rolls or drives upon the same from spilling in the streets, or footway of any street any waggon, driving any cart, with such soapcart, or other carriage, or wheel a lees, &c., in it through the streets, wheelbarrow or truck, or any cask at any time between the hours of or barrel, or rides or drives any six o'clock in the morning and eight horse or other beast upon any of in the evening, may be taken into the footways; the constable may custody at the time, or they may be apprehend the party and take him summoned afterwards before a before the magistrate; but if he magistrate. know the party, or can discover his If any person empty any bog, residence, the best way is for the house, or take away any night soil constable to lodge his complaint from any house in the streets, except with a magistrate, who will then between the hours of twelve o'clock issue a summons for the party to in the night and five in the mornappear.

ing, from Lady-day to Michaelmas, If any person slack or sift lime or before six o'clock from Michael. in the streets, unless he can show mas to Lady-day, or if any person the consent of the Commissioners shall put any night soil in or near of the Pavements for so doing, any of the public streets, the concomplaint may be made to a magis- stable should apprehend them imtrate; if entrances to coal-holes and mediately, and keep them in concellars are not properly secured, so finement till they can be convenias to prevent danger to passengers, ently carried before a magistrate, complaint should likewise be made; and may take their horses, carts, if any scavenger or any person &c., to some place of security, to sweeps or places the mud, dirt, or be kept till the decision of the rubbish, into any of the drains or matter. In most of these cases it. sewers, complaint may be made in is desired that the constables the same way.

should only ascertain the party, During or after a fall of snow, and take the means of finding or any frost, if the occupier of any him afterwards, and report the case house or building do not once in to the superior officer, and direcevery day, except Sunday, before tions will be given him for his the hour of ten o'clock in the fore- further guidance.

REPORT of the Commissioners for examining and printing the

PUBLIC RECORDS of the Kingdom. To the honourable the House of In obedience to the order of

Commons in Parliament assem- your honourable House, dated bled.

6th May, 1829, directing that

there be laid before the House is to furnish copy for the press, “ A Return of all the Works now and who is chief clerk to John in progress under the direction of Kipling, esq., keeper of the records the Record commission ; also of in the Rolls Chapel. Works preparing for the press, but of which the printing is not yet

II. — Valor Ecclesiasticus. 26

Hen. VIII. commenced, together with an account of the extent and magnitude

Of this record, remaining in of such intended publications, the the office of First Fruits, the first time within which each of them volume was printed in 1810, and may be completed, and the proba- the whole work finished in 1825, ble expense of each ; "

in five volumes, including indexes I humbly beg leave to state as

to each volume, of places and perfollows:

sons; in addition to which, it

having been deemed essential that England. Works now in pro

a general index to the entire work gress.”

should be subjoined in a sixth 1.-Inquisitions Post Mortem. (and last) volume, this compila

The records thus entitled com- tion has been proceeded upon, mence at the Tower, with the and has recently been finished in reign of Henry 3rd, and are pre- manuscript: meanwhile there have served there, until the reign of fortunately been discovered in the Richard 3rd inclusive ; from this Augmentation-office and Chaptertime to the twentieth year of house, Westminster, certain supCharles 1st, they are extant in the plementary articles connected with Chapel of the Rolls.

this Ecclesiastical Valor, and of the The calendars to the Inquisi- same date ; these are now in the tions at the Tower have been press, by way of appendix, and as made complete in four volumes, soon as they are finished, the genethe first of which was published ral index will be put to press, and in 1806, the last in 1828.

proceeded upon with all despatch On completion of the Tower consistent with accuracy.

The series, it became necessary to com

expense, it is thought, will be mence that at the Rolls Chapel; under 2,0001., printing and editor'which has accordingly been done; ship inclusive; and Mr. Lemon, and it may be confidently expected the compiler of the general inthat these calendars may be com- dex above-mentioned, is of opinion prised in six volumes, and that that it will probably be finished for various reasons, especially from in less than two years. the records themselves having been


New for some years past in course of

Rymer's Fædera. reparation and arrangement, they

edition enlarged. may be made complete in print The new edition of this work in less than half the time that was ordered by the Commissioners the Tower series occupied, and to be prepared for the press in probably at an expense not exceed- 1813, and the first part, or volume, ing 2,4001. per volume, printing was published in 1816, commencand editorship inclusive. This ing with the reign of William the statement has been drawn up with Conqueror ; since then it has been the assistance of Mr. Palmer, who carried on to the sixth part, or

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volume, the last bringing down is in the press, but not in great the work to the end of the reign forwardness. of Edward 3rd; the last part, The Calendars now in progress however, though very nearly com- have extended to he 27th year of plete as to the text, cannot be queen Elizabeth, and it may be published for a few months on expedient to continue them to the that account, and because the in- reign of Charles 1st, inclusive. dex is of course not quite ready. The present volume, and two

Calculations have been formed more, it is thought, will be suffiwithin what compass of volumes cient to comprehend the whole; this work can be contained, for probable time, eight years; exthe period to which the Tower pense about 1,700l. per volume, records extend, namely, the reign which will include editorship as of Richard the third ; and it ap- well as printing. The secretary pears there is reason to believe and Mr. Minchin, who are the it may be comprehended within editors, are agreed that this time the quantity of nine volumes or and expense will be sufficient. parts, in addition to those already v.-Calendar of the

Proceedings ; cuting it will be but little more

in Chancery,-Tower. than twelve years, as apparently These Calendars or Indexes exthe most difficult periods of the tend through the reigns of Elizawork have already passed. With beth, James 1st, and Charles 1st. regard to the expense likely to be The first volume was published incurred, it will be, perhaps, in- in 1827; the whole of the second cluding printing and editorship, volume is printed, with the excepabout 2,900l. per volume. In the tion of the index. above calculation, the editors, viz., Five volumes more will be rethe secretary, Mr. Holbrooke, and quired to make the work complete Mr. Bayley, of the Tower, which to the reign of Charles 1st inclulast-mentioned person furnishes sive; and it is conceived that they the most considerable portion of may, without inconvenience, be copy for the press, are agreed in finished in seven years from the opinion as to the above estimate of present time, at a probable extime and expense.

pense of 2,500l. per volume, printIn respect to the continuation ing and editorship inclusive. Mr. of the work to the time when Bayley, of the Tower, who (asSanderson's edition, in twenty sisted by the secretary) is the volumes, cea

eased, it seems quite editor, concurs in this statement as impossible at present to calculate to time and expense. how many years, or at what expense, the work could be made VI.—Rolls of Parliament.-New complete.

edition. Mr. Palgrave.

This comprehends the records IV.-Records of the Duchy of and proceedings of the great CounLancaster.

cils and Parliaments of the realm, Two volumes of Calendars to from Henry 2nd, to the close of the these records have already been reign of Henry 7th. published, the first in 1823, the The collections began in 1825, second in 1827. A third volume the printing in 1825. One rolume, containing the Parliamen- it is conceived, cannot be contary Writs, temp, Edward 1st, hastained in less than from twenty to been published, consisting of 1152 twenty-five volumes; with respect pages, and two parts of the Parlia- to the expenses of editorship, Mr. mentary writs, &c. temp. Edward Petrie and Mr. Sharpe, to whom II. are in the press, of which last- this publication is intrusted, state mentioned parts 1468 pages are their inability to set forth the proworked off.

bable amount, before the first

porThe collections for the later tion be completed ; and they dereigns not being completed, the cline accepting any remuneration entire extent of the work cannot until that period arrives; neither be exactly calculated; but it ap- are they able to state with cer. pears that the materials for the tainty the length of time which reigns from Henry 2nd, to Edward the work will require to its com3rd, both reigns inclusive, will pletion ; not less than one year, form about nine volumes or parts, however, for each volume, will be each volume or part containing requisite. The above statement from 1,000 to 1,200 pages. On has been made by the editors, the average, a part or volume Messrs. Petrie and Sharpe. of the before-mentioned bulk will be completed in each year, at an

VIII.-Reparations of Records in

Public Repositories. expense not exceeding 2,0001., and which sum includes editorship, This necessary operation comcollation, transcripts, clerks, sta- menced by order of the Board on tionery, and all incidental disburse- the 1st July, 1819, and has been ments, printing excepted: which continued to the present time, and the king's printer states will pro- is still in progress. bably be about 3,000l. per volume. The following are the names of

Mr. Palgrave, the editor, has the offices in which these operaalso annexed a statement, in ac- tions have taken place : cordance with the above, in a lel- 1. The office of the First Fruits. ter to the secretary, which is given 2. The Lord Treasurer's Reat length, by way of appendix. membrancer.

3. The King's Remembrancer. Work preparing for Press.

4. The Duchy of Lancaster. VII.-Materials for a History of 5. The Rolls Chapel. Britain, from the earliest pe

6. The Chapter House Westriod to the accession of Henryminster. 8th. Mr. Petrie and Mr.

7. The Augmentation Office. Sharpe.

The documents which required The first portion, reaching to reparation in the office of First the year 1066, will make five Fruits, and in that of the lord volumes. Two of these are ready Treasurer’s Remembrancer, have for press immediately; the print- been completed; those in the ing and paper for an edition in King's Remembrancer's Office have folio, of 750 copies, the number at only in part been completed (viz. present ordered by the Board, will about six hundred bundles of Excust about 1,3501. per volume ; on chequer proceedings), on account the supposition that each volume of great part of the records in the will contain 1,000 pages. The work, office having been removed into


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