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Amend an Act of the Seventh Year of Her Majesty for the better Apprehension of certain Offenders.

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HEREAS by an Act passed in the Session holden in the Preamble. Sixth and Seventh Years of Her Majesty (Chapter Thirty- 6 & 7 Vict. four) "for the better Apprehension of certain Offenders," it c. 34. s. 10. is provided, that it shall not be lawful for any Person to endorse his 5 Name upon any such Warrant as therein mentioned, for the Purpose of authorizing the Apprehension of any Person under that Act, unless it shall appear upon the Face of the said Warrant that the Offence which the Person for whose Apprehension the said Warrant has been issued is charged to have committed is such that, if committed within 10 that Part of Her Majesty's Dominions where the Warrant is so endorsed, it would have amounted in Law to a Treason, or some Felony such as the Justices of the Peace in General or Quarter Sessions assembled have not Authority to try in England under the Provisions of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of Her Majesty, intituled "An Act to 5 & 6 Vict. 15" define the Jurisdiction of Justices in General and Quarter Sessions c. 38. "of the Peace," or unless the Depositions appear sufficient to warrant the Committal of such Person for Trial: And whereas it is expedient that the Provisions of the said Act should be exten dd to

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extended to all Felonies.

Persons charged with any Felony: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Recited Act Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the recited Enactment shall hereafter be read and construed as if the 5 Words "such as the Justices of the Peace in General or Quarter "Sessions assembled have not Authority to try in England under the "Provisions of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Her Majesty, intituled An Act to define the Jurisdiction of Justices in "General and Quarter Sessions of the Peace,"" had been omitted 10 therein.

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