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The several Persons who at the Commencement of this Act are the Proof Master and Wardens of the Guardians under the recited Act shall be the Proof Master and Wardens under this Act until the First Annual Meeting of the Guardians under this Act, and shall then retire from Office; and at such First Annual Meeting the Guardians shall, by the Majority of the Votes of the Guardians present and voting, elect One of the elected Guardians to be the Proof Master, and Two of the elected Guardians to be Wardens, and fix their Remuneration respectively, until the then next Annual Meeting of the Guardians, when, and at every subsequent Annual Meeting, the Guardians shall in like Manner elect a Proof Master and the like Number of Wardens for the ensuing Year, and fix their Remuneration; and if the Proof Master or either of the Wardens die, resign, or cease to be an elected Guardian, or otherwise become disqualified to act as such, the Guardians at their Meeting next after the happening of the Vacancy shall elect some other elected Guardian to fill up the Vacancy, and the Guardian so elected shall continue in Office so long as the Person in whose Place he is elected would have been entitled to have continued in Office: Provided always, that such Election of Proof Master and Wardens may take place at any Annual Meeting of the Guardians without Notice.
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