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any Deed in the said Court, shall and may be sworn and taken "in Scotland or Ireland, or the Channel Islands, or in any Colony, "Island, Plantation, or Place under the Dominion of Her Majesty in Foreign Parts, before any Judge, Court, Notary Public, or Person lawfully authorized to administer Oaths in such Country, Colony, "Island, Plantation, or Place respectively, or before any of Her "Majesty's Consuls or Vice-Consuls in any Foreign Parts out of Her Majesty's Dominions; and the Judges and other Officers of the "said Court of Chancery shall take judicial Notice of the Seal or Signature, as the Case may be, of any such Court, Judge, Notary "Public, Person, Consul, or Vice-Consul attached, appended, or sub"scribed to any such Pleas, Answers, Disclaimers, Examinations, "Affidavits, Affirmations, Attestations of Honour, Declarations, Ac"knowledgments, or other Documents to be used in the said Court:" 15 And whereas by the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Sections of the same Act it is also enacted, that "all Persons swearing, declaring, affirming, or attesting before any Person authorized by this Act to "administer Oaths, and take Declarations, Affirmations, or Attesta"tions of Honour, shall be liable to all such Penalties, Punishments, 20" and Consequences for any wilful and corrupt false swearing, "declaring, affirming, or attesting contained therein, as if the Matter sworn, declared, affirmed, or attested had been sworn, declared, affirmed, or attested before any Court or Persons now by Law "authorized to administer Oaths, and take Declarations, Affirmations, 25" or Attestations upon Honour;" and that "if any Person shall forge "the Signature or the Official Seal of any such Judge, Notary

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Public, or other Person lawfully authorized to administer Oaths "under this Act, or shall tender in Evidence any Plea, Answer, "Disclaimer, Examination, Affidavit, or other judicial or official 30" Document with a false or counterfeit Signature or Seal of any "such Judge, Court, Notary Public, or other Person authorized "as aforesaid attached or appended thereto, knowing the same "Signature or Seal to be false or counterfeit, every such Person "shall be guilty of Felony, and shall be liable to the same Punishment as any Offender under an Act passed in the Eighth and "Ninth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled 66 'An Act to facilitate the Admission in Evidence of certain "official and other Documents:'" And whereas it is expedient to extend the recited Provisions of the said first-mentioned Act for 40 the Purpose of diminishing the Expense of and incident to Registration of Deeds, Wills, and other Documents or Things: Be it enacted, That all Affidavits, Declarations, and Affirmations to be used before any Registrar or other Officer of any Registry Office in Great Britain or Ireland, for any Purpose connected with Registration of Deeds or 45 Wills, or other Documents or Things, under the Authority of Parliament,

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Term "Lord

ment, may be sworn and taken in Scotland or Ireland, or the Channel
Islands, or in any Colony, Island, Plantation, or Place under the Domi-
nion of Her Majesty in Foreign Parts, before any Court, Judge, Notary
Public, or Person hereby or otherwise lawfully authorized to administer
Oaths in such Country, Colony, Island, Plantation, or Place respec- 5
tively, or before any of Her Majesty's Consuls or Vice-Consuls in any
Foreign Parts out of Her Majesty's Dominions; and all Registrars and
other Officers of any such Registry Office shall take judicial Notice of
the Seal or Signature, as the Case may be, of any such Court, Judge,
Notary Public, Person, Consul, or Vice-Consul which shall be attached, 10
appended, or subscribed to any such Affidavit, Declaration, or Affirma-
tion, or any other Document; and that the Enactments contained in
the said Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Sections shall be deemed to
be incorporated herein as effectually as if the same Enactments were
expressly re-enacted in this Act and applied to Registry Offices.

VII. The Term "Lord Chancellor " shall mean also and include the Chancellor." Lord Keeper and Lords Commissioners for

Seal for the Time being.

the

Custody of the Great

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AMENDMENTS

MADE BY THE LORDS TO THE AMENDMENTS MADE
BY THE COMMONS

TO THE

OATHS IN CHANCERY, &c. BILL;

WITH REASONS.

The Lords disagree to the Amendment made by the Commons in in Page 1. Line 14., being to leave out from ("Solicitors") to the propose, First ("to") in Line 15. and insert (" in England"); but addition to the Words reinstated by such Disagreement with the Commons, to insert, instead of the Words ("in England") proposed by the Commons, the Words (" at their respective Places of Business"), for the following Reason:

Because it is not intended to permit Solicitors acting as Commissioners beyond Ten Miles from London to act within the Ten Miles (which they cannot now do), and thereby take the Fees hitherto received for the Suitors Fund, but only to enable Solicitors residing within the Ten Miles to act at their own Residences, and this was conceded upon the Representation by them of the Hardship of having to leave their Business to go to Lincoln's Inn to have the Oath administered.

The Lords disagree to the Amendment made by the Commons in Page 1. Line 15., being to leave out ("and to") and to insert ("within Ten Miles of Lincoln's Inn Hall or elsewhere in England, who shall ")

For the Reason aforesaid, and because it was not intended

that any Solicitors should set up an Office in the Neighbourhood of the Court for the Purpose of administering Oaths and taking Declarations, Affirmations, and Attestations of Honour.

The Lords disagree to the Amendment made by the Commons in Page 2. Line 1., being to leave out from ("aforesaid ") to the First ("and") in Line 3. ; but propose, in the Words reinstated by such Disagree

Term "Lord

ment, may be sworn and taken in Scotland or Ireland, or the Channel
Islands, or in any Colony, Island, Plantation, or Place under the Domi-
nion of Her Majesty in Foreign Parts, before any Court, Judge, Notary
Public, or Person hereby or otherwise lawfully authorized to administer
Oaths in such Country, Colony, Island, Plantation, or Place respec- 5
tively, or before any of Her Majesty's Consuls or Vice-Consuls in any
Foreign Parts out of Her Majesty's Dominions; and all Registrars and
other Officers of any such Registry Office shall take judicial Notice of
the Seal or Signature, as the Case may be, of any such Court, Judge,
Notary Public, Person, Consul, or Vice-Consul which shall be attached, 10
appended, or subscribed to any such Affidavit, Declaration, or Affirma-
tion, or any other Document; and that the Enactments contained in
the said Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Sections shall be deemed to
be incorporated herein as effectually as if the same Enactments were
expressly re-enacted in this Act and applied to Registry Offices.

VII. The Term "Lord Chancellor" shall mean also and include the
Lord Keeper and Lords Commissioners for

Seal for the Time being.

the

Custody of the Great

15

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AMENDMENTS

MADE BY THE LORDS TO THE AMENDMENTS MADE
BY THE COMMONS

TO THE

OATHS IN CHANCERY, &c. BILL;

WITH REASONS.

The Lords disagree to the Amendment made by the Commons in Page 1. Line 14., being to leave out from ("Solicitors") to the First ("to") in Line 15. and insert (" in England "); but propose, in addition to the Words reinstated by such Disagreement with the Commons, to insert, instead of the Words ("in England") proposed by the Commons, the Words (" at their respective Places of Business"), for the following Reason:

Because it is not intended to permit Solicitors acting as Commissioners beyond Ten Miles from London to act within the Ten Miles (which they cannot now do), and thereby take the Fees hitherto received for the Suitors Fund, but only to enable Solicitors residing within the Ten Miles to act at their own Residences, and this was conceded upon the Representation by them of the Hardship of having to leave their Business to go to Lincoln's Inn to have the Oath administered.

The Lords disagree to the Amendment made by the Commons in Page 1. Line 15., being to leave out ("and to") and to insert "within Ten Miles of Lincoln's Inn Hall or elsewhere in England, who shall ")

For the Reason aforesaid, and because it was not intended that any Solicitors should set up an Office in the Neighbourhood of the Court for the Purpose of administering Oaths and taking Declarations, Affirmations, and Attestations of Honour.

The Lords disagree to the Amendment made by the Commons in Page 2. Line 1., being to leave out from (“aforesaid ") to the First ("and") in Line 3. ; but propose, in the Words reinstated by such Disagree

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