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Sale of Offices Act 1809

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IVPersons receiving or paying Money for foliciting Offices, and any Negotiations or pretended Negotiations relating thereto, guilty of a Misdemeanor.

And be it further enacted, That from and after the palling of this Act, if any Person or Persons shall receive, have, or take any Money, Fee, Reward, or Profit, directly or indirectly, or take any Promise, Agreement, Covenant, Contract, Bond, or Assurance, or by any Way, Means, or Device, contract or agree to receive or have any Money, Fee, Gratuity, Loan of Money, Reward or Profit directly or indirectly, for any Interest, Solicitation, Petition, Request, Recommendation, or Negotiation whatever, made or to be made, or pretended to be made, or under any Pretence of making or causing or procuring to be made any Interest, Solicitation, Petition, Request, Recommendation or Negotiation, in or about or in anywise touching, concerning, or relating to any Nomination, Appointment, or Deputation to or Resignation of any such Office, Commission, Place or Employment as aforesaid, or under any Pretence for using or having used any Interest, Solicitation, Petition, Request, Recommendation or Negotiation, in or about any such Nomination, Appointment, Deputation or Resignation, or for the obtaining or having obtained the Consent or Consents or Voice or Voices of any. Person or Persons as aforesaid to such Nomination, Appointment, Deputation, or Resignation; and also i£ any Person or Persons shall give or pay or cause or procure to be given or paid any Money, Fee, Gratuity, Loan of Money, Reward or Profit, or make or cause or procure to be made any Promise, Agreement, Covenant, Contract, Bond or Assurance, or by any Way, Means, or Device, contract or agree or give or pay or cause or procure to be given or paid any Money, Fee, Gratuity, Loan of Money, Reward, or Profit for any Solicitation, Petition, Request, Recommendation or Negotiation whatever, made or to be made, that shall in anywise touch, ..concern, or relate to any Nomination, Appointment, or Deputation to or Resignation of any such Office, Commission, Place, or Employment as aforesaid, or for the obtaining or having obtained, directly or indirectly, the Consent or Consents, or Voice or Voices of any Person or Persons as aforesaid to any such Nomination, Appointment, Deputation, or Resignation; and also if any Person or Persons shall, for or in. Expectation of Gain, Fee, Gratuity, Loan of Money, Reward, or Profit, solicit, recommend, or negotiate in any Manner for any Person or Persons in any Matter that shall in anywise touch, concern, or relate to any such Nomination, Appointment, Deputation or Resignation aforesaid, or for the obtaining, directly or indirectly, the Consent or Consents or Voice or Voices of any Person or Persons to any such Nomination, Appointment, or Deputation or Resignation aforesaid, then and in every such Cafe every such Person, and also every Person who shall wilfully and knowingly aid, abet, or assist such Person therein, shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of a Misdemeanor.

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