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Warrant be enforce such Render to Prison, according to the Provisions of this Act, such Defendant shall be liable to pay the Costs and Charges of such Render; and if the Prosecutor shall, before the Expiration of the Defendant's Imprisonment, have caused the Amount of such Costs and of the Ren Charges to be ascertained by One of the Masters or the Assistant 5 Master on the Crown Side of the Court of Queen's Bench, and shall have left with the said Defendant, and with the Keeper of the Prison or his Deputy, a Certificate, under the Hand of such Master or Assistant Master, of the Amount of such Costs so ascertained, then and in every such last-mentioned Case the Defendant shall not be discharged 10 out of Custody until such Costs and Charges have been paid, or until an Order has been made by the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors or of Bankruptcy for such Discharge.

Where Default made by Defendant in proceeding to Trial in

Queen's

Bench,

Court may estreat Recognizance without

VIII. And whereas in Cases of Default made by Parties in performing the Conditions of Recognizances into which they may have 15 entered to proceed to the Trial of Issues joined upon any Indictment or Information filed in Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench it hath been the Usage and Practice to enforce the Forfeiture of such Recognizances by Writ of Scire facias, and the Course of Procedure by Scire facias in such Cases is dilatory, inconvenient, and expensive: Be it therefore 20 enacted, That in every such Case of Default it shall be lawful for Seire facias. the said Court, or a Judge thereof, to call upon the Parties who have entered into such Recognizance, by Rule or Order to show Cause why such Recognizance should not be estreated into the Exchequer, and thereupon, unless Cause shall be shown to the Satisfaction of the said 25 Court or Judge, in excuse of such Default, such Court or Judge may order such Recognizance to be estreated into the Exchequer.

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Amend an Act of the First Year of King George the Fourth, for the further Prevention of forging and counterfeiting Bank Notes.

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HEREAS by an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign Preamble. of King George the Fourth it was enacted, that all Bank Notes of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England of the Description therein mentioned, whereon the Names of 5 the Persons intrusted by the Governor and Company to sign the same should be impressed by Machinery with the Authority of the said Governor and Company, should be good and valid: And whereas Doubts have arisen whether the Provisions of the said Act are not limited to Notes of the particular Description therein mentioned: Be 10 it therefore declared and 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 Parliament assembled, Signatures of and by the Authority of the same, That all Notes, Bank Post Bills, of the Bank and Bank Bills of Exchange of the said Governor and Company, of England 15 whereon the Name or Names of One of the Cashiers of the said may be imGovernor and Company for the Time being, or other Officer ap- Machinery pointed or to be appointed by the said Governor and Company in

the Cashiers

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that Behalf, shall or may be impressed or affixed by Machinery provided for that Purpose by the said Governor and Company, and with the Authority of the said Governor and Company, shall be taken to be good and valid to all Intents and Purposes as if such Notes, Bank Post Bills, and Bank Bills of Exchange had been subscribed in the 5 proper Handwriting of such Cashier or other Officer as aforesaid, and shall be deemed and taken to be Bank Notes, Bank Post Bills, and Bank Bills of Exchange within the Meaning of all Laws and Statutes whatsoever, and shall and may be described as Bank Notes, Bank Post Bills, and Bank Bills of Exchange respectively in all Indictments 10 and other Criminal and Civil Proceedings whatsoever, any Law, Statute, or Usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

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