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III. And be it further enacted and ordained by the said authority, that all land. holders and others who, by their tenures and the laws of the country are compellable to make and repair roads, do immediately after every fall of snow, carefully beat the King's high roads with sleds and cariols only affixed as aforesaid, continuing in other respects to set beacons, make, repair and uphold the said roads agreeable to the law and usage of the Province.

IV. And be it enacted and ordained by the authority aforesaid, that in the winter all high-roads in future within one league of the suburbs of the towns of Quebec and Montreal, shall run on each side of beacons to be set up between them in one straight line as exactly as may be, and that all travellers and carriages shall take the right of the beacons in going to and coming from the towns of Quebec and Montreal aforesaid, under the penalty of five shillings for the neglect of erecting such beacons by those whose duty it is at present to erect beacons, and of ten shillings for wantonly not pursuing the route above prescribed.

V. And whereas by the ancient usage and police of the Province, the public winter roads along the rivers on the ice, were usually made by the same persons as were compellable to make the land-roads : and the roads across the said rivers, leading to the towns of Quebec, Montreal and Three-rivers, by the inhabitants of the country parishes who had occasion for them to go to those towns: be it therefore further enacted by the same authority, that the necessary and convenient public winter-roads across the River St. Lawrence, leading to the towns of Quebec, Three-rivers and Montreal, shall be traced, made, kept up, and beaconed by the inhabitants accuíto. med to make the same; and all other winter-roads across the river St. Lawrence, and other rivers, shall be made, kept up and beaconed, by the inhabitants according to ancient custom. And all winter-roads on the ice along the said river or any other river in the Province, shall be traced, made, kept up and beaconed, by the persons who are compellable to make the land-roads along the said river or rivers; and under the same inspection, and under the same fines, penalties and forfeitures on default, as are imposed by the ordinance of the seventeenth of his present Majesty, chap. 11.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the several fines, forfeitures and penalties before-mentioned, shall be recoverable by the judgment of any one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace with costs, and the sale of, at public auction, the effects of the offender by distress, and returning the overplus to the owner, on a summary hearing, and the testimony of any one credible witness or other satisfactory proof, one half of each of which penalties and forfeitures shall be paid to such underfurveyor of roads, iuspector of police, clerk of the market, master of provincial posthouse and officer of militia, as shall bring forward the complaint for any offence against this Act, and the other half to his Majesty's use, and it shall be the duty of the faid officers to attend vigilantly to the due execution thereof, and every of them shall incur the penalty of fifteen shillings for every instance of his wilful negligence, to be recovered in due form of law in the Court of Common. Pleas of the district. where such penalty may incur.

VII. And be it also enacted by the same authority, that the several fines and forfei. tures reserved by this ordinance to his Majesty, his heirs and successors, for the public uses of this Province and the government thereof, shall be paid to the Receiver-general of the Province, to be accounted for to his Majesty, his heirs and successors, or to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury for the time being, and audited by his Majesty's Auditor-general for the plantations or his deputy.

DORCHESTER,

de ménoires, sous peine de vingt shellings sur l'ouvrier, et de dix fhellings sur le propriétaire, et de confiscation de toutes traines, tous traineaux ou carioles qui ne seront point construits conformément à cet Acte.

III. Et qu'il soit encor ordoné et statué, par la dite autorité, que tous propriétaires de terres, ou autres qui, par leurs possessions et loix de ce païs, sont obligés de faire et réparer les chemins du Roi, les bateront soigneusement et immédiatement après chaque bordée de neiges, avec des traînes ou carioles, arrangées comme ci-dessus, en continuant à mettre des balises, réparer et entretenir les dits chemins, suivant les loix et usages de cette Province.

IV. Et qu'il soit statué et ordoné par la dite autorité, que pendant l'hiver, dans tous les grands chemins, à l'avenir, dans l'espace d'une lieue des faubourgs des villes de Québec et Montréal, il y aura deux chemins et au milieu un rang de balises, aussi droit que possible, et que les voyageurs et les voitures prendront leur droite en allant ou venant à, et des dites villes de Québec et Montréal; sous peine de cinq fhellings pour négligence de poser telles balises par ceux qui doivent actuellement le faire ; et de dix fellings contre ceux qui refuseront de prendre le chemin ci-dessus prescrito

V. Et comme suivant les anciens usages et police de cette Province, les chemins publics d'hiver sur la glace, le long des riviéres, sont ordinairement faits par les mêmes particuliers qui sont obligés à ceux par terre, et que les routes sur les dites riviéres qui conduisent aux villes de Québec, Montréal et Trois Riviéres, sont faits par les habitaas des paroilles qui ont besoin d'aller à ces villes, qu'il soit de plus ftatué, par la même auiorité, qu'étant nécessaire et convenable que les chemins publics en hiver traversant le fleuve St. Laurent, soient tracés, faits et entretenus, ainsi que balisés par les habitans accoutumés à les faire, et que tous autres chemins en hiver traversant le fleuve St. Laurent et autres. riviéres, seront faits, entretenus et balisés suivant l'ancienne coutume, et que tous chemins d'hiver sur la glace le long du dit fleuve, ou toutes autres riviéres dans la Province, seront tracés, faits, entretenus et balisés par ceux qui sont obligés de faire les chemins de terre le long du dit fleuve ou riviéres, et sous la même inspection, les mêmes amendes, peines ou confiscations, pour négligence, telles qu'elles sont infligées par l'ordonance de la dix-septiéme année du régne de fa Majesté, chap. 11.

VI. Et qu'il soit encor statué, par la dite autorité, que les diferentes amendes, peines ou confiscations ci-devant mentionées, seront prélevées par jugement d'aucun des Juges à paix de fa Majesté, avec les frais et dépens, et la vente publique fe fera des effets du contrevenant par exécution, en rendant le surplus au propriétaire, sur une exposition fomaire du fait et sur-ie témoignage d'un témoin digne de foi, ou sur toute autre preuve satisfaisante; et que moitié de telles amendes et confiscations sera payée à tels sous-voyer des chemins, maitres de postes, inspecteurs de police, clerc du marché, et oficiers des milices, qui porteront leurs plaintes d'une telle contravention contre cet A&te, et l'autre moitié à l'usage du Roi; et il sera du devoir de tels oficiers de veiller à l'exécution de cette ordonance, et chacun d'eux encourra une amende de quinze shellings pour chaque fois qu'il l'aura volontairement négligé, qui sera légalement récouvrée dans la Cour des Playdoyers-comuns du District, dans lequel telle amende aura été encouruë.

VII. Et qu'il soit encor ftatué, par la même autorité, que les diferentes amendes et confiscations infligées par cette ordonance reservées à la Majefté, ses héritiers et fuccesseurs, pour l'usage public de cette Province et son Gouvernement, seroiit payées

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DORCHESTER.
Enacted and Ordained by the authority aforesaid, and passed in Council under the Great

Seal of the Province, at the Council-chamber in the castle of St. Lewis, in the city of
Quebec, the thirtieth day of April, in the twenty-eighth year of the reign of our
Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the grace of God of Great-Britain,
France and Ireland King, defender of the faith, and so forth, and in the year of our
LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.

By His Excellency's Command,

J. WILLIAMS, C. L. C.

ANNO VICESIMO NONO

GEORGII TERTII REGIS.

CA P. I.
An ACT or ORDINANCE
For the Relief of the Poor, in the Loan of Seeds for Corn and other

Neceflaries.
[Expired.]

CA P. II.
An ACT or ORDINANCÈ
To strengthen certain Deeds and Writings in the District of Hesse.
[This Ordinance is no longer of force in Lower Canada, the District of Hesse in con.

sequence of the division of the late Province of Quebec, being now part of
Upper-Canada.]

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Α Ν ACT
To continue the Ordinances regulating the Practice of the Law, and to pro-

vide more effectually for the dispensation of Justice, and especially in
the New Districts.
B
E it enacted by His Excellency the Governor and the Legislative Council, and it

is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that the Act, intituled, “ An Oro
“ dinance to regulate the proceedings in the Courts of Civil Judicature, and to esta-
“blish Trials by Juries in actions of a commercial nature, and personal wron;s,
" be compensated in Damages,” passed in the twenty-fifth year of His Majesty's

Continuation of the two former Oidinances.

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au Receveur-général de la Province pour en compter à sa Majesté ses héritiers et suc-
cesseurs, ou aux Comissaires du trésor de fa Majesté, pour lors, et éxaminées par l’Au-
diteur-général de la Majesté, pour les plantations, ou son député.
(Signé)

DORCHESTER:
Statué et Ordonné par la fusdite autorité et passé en Conseil fous le Seau Public de la Pro-

vince, en la Chambre du Conseil au Château St. Louis en la ville de Québec, le tren-
tiéme jour d'Avril, dans la vingt-huitiéme année du Règne de notre Souverain
Seigneur GEORGE Trois, par la Grace de Dieu, Roi de la Grande Bretagne,
de France, et d'Irlande, Défenseur de la foi, &c. &c. &c. et dans l'année de notre Sei-
gneur mil sept cens quatrevingt-huit

. Par ordre de Son Excellence,
(Signé)

J. WILLIAMS, G. C. L.
Traduit par ordre de son Excellence,

F. J. Cugnet, S. F.

ANNO VICESIMO NONO

GEORGII TERTII REGIS.

CA P.

P. I.

ACTE OU ORDONANCE
Qui aide le Pauvre dans le Prêt des Semences de Bled et autres Grains né-

cessaires.
[Expiré.]

С А Р. II.
ACTE ou ORDONANCE
Pour valider certains Aêtes et Contrats dans le District de Hesse..
[Cette ordonance n'est plus en force dans le Bas-Canada, le District de Hesse, en con-

séquence de la division de la Province, faisant actuellement partie du Haut-Canada.]

CA P. III.

А с T E, Qui continue les Ordonances qui reglent les formes de procéder, et qui pourvoient plus efficacement à l'administration de la Jultice, et spécialement dans les Nouveaux Districts. U'IL soit ftatué par son Excellence le Gouverneur et le Conseil Législatif, et il Continuation est par ces présentes ftatué par la dite autorité, que l'Acte, intitulé, “ Or- des deux Ordons

ances antérieures. “ donnance qui rézle les formes de procéder dans les Cours de Jurisdiction ci" vile et qui institue les procès par jurés, en action de nature de Commerce et " de torts personels qui doivent être compensés en dommages, passés dans la vingt

Jurors jo the five
New Districts.

Powers of the Firit judge for the District of Heilc.

On criminal

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reign, " together with the Act continuing the same with additional Regulations," palted in the twenty-seventh year of His Majesty's reign, be continued until the thirtieth day of April, which will be in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hun.

dred and ninety-one, and no longer. Qualification of

II. And the better to adapt the general provision to the present condition of the Province, lately divided into the five New districts of Gaspé, Luneburg. Mecklenburg, Naflau and Heffe, be it further enacted by the same authority, that it shall be no exTeption or challenge to a Juror on any Inquest or Trial in either of the said New Districts, that he is not a Free-holder, if such Juror, being otherwise qualified, shall have been for one year the actual occupant of one hundred acres of land under the permission or authority of the Government, within the District for which he is fummoned, and shall have had a tertificate thereof signed by the Governor or Commander ii Chief for the time being, or under the signature of the Surveyor General or Depity Surveyor General, or any Deputy of them or eitlier of them.

III. And be it also enacted by the same authority, that until the Bench of the Court of Common Pleas for the 'District of Hesse, 'ihall have three Judzes duly appointed to officiate thereon, all the powers and authorities of the whole number shall be vested in such person as shall-have a Commision to be the firft Judge thereof; any other Law, Act or Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding.

IV. And on account of the remoteness of the said New Districts, and for the fecuthe New Diltrids rity of the subject, and to prevent long imprisonments, and to leflon the public charExecution to be ges in criminal prosecutions, be it further enacted by the fame authority, that on all

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trials to be had in either of the New Districts before Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer, or general Gaol Delivery, when the Chief Justice of the Province may happen not to be one, the execution of the Sentence or judyment of the Court shall be fulpended until the pleasure of the Governor or Commander-in Chief, for the time being,

İhall be signified thereon, by warrant under his Hand and Seal at Arms. Copies of the V. And to the end that the Government may have full information of the proceetransmit:ed to the dings of the said Courts of criminal Jurisdiction, be it it also enacted by the same au

thority, that it shall be the duty of the said Courts, wiih all convenient speed, to transmit to the Governor, for the time being, not only copies of the indi&tment, information or charge, and of the plea and other proceedings on every caufe before them had, but of the written and parole testimony read and given to the Jury, and -the scope and substance of the points ruled in Evidence, and of their charge to the Jury, and copy of the Verdict, and of every material transaction in the caule, toge, ther with such observations as they may think proper to make on every such cause and

trial, and the whole under the signatures of the majority of the Judges before whom : every such trial was had; provided always and be it nevertheleis enacted by the fame authority, that it shall not be necellary to make such report of the proceedings

, nor to stay the execution of the Sentence or Judgment in any case where it shall not extend to life or limb, nor to any greater fine, penalty or forfeiture than the sum of twenty-five paunds sterling money of Great Britain.

And wherever so great a sum shall be adjudged fora fine, forfeiture or penalty in tay cd. u pon fiaes, any Court of Sessions of the Peace to be held in either of the said New Districts, exeO.. adjudged. cution shall in like manner be layeu, until such information is given to the Govern

ment by the major part of the Juilices before whom the Tual was had, or Judgment

given, as is above directed to be given by the Courts of Oyer and Terminer and GeException.

rerni Gaol Delivery, except that it shall not be necessary in tuch Courts of Salions 10

Governor,

Provilo,

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