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Sale of Offices Act 1809

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VPersons opening or advertising Houses for transacting Business relating to the Sale of Offices, guilty of a Misdemeanor.

And whereas on the Pretence of negotiating or foliciting the Sale, Transfer, or Appointment of any Office or Offices which under the Exception of this Act or otherwise it may be lawful to fell, Offices for negotiating the same, and Advertisements may be published, by Means and under the Colour, of which illegal Transactions intended to be prohibited by this Act may be carried on; be it therefore further enacted, That from and after the palling of this Act, if any Person or Persons shall open or keep any House, Room, Office, or Place for the foliciting, transacting or negotiating in any Manner whatever any Business relating to Vacancies in, or the Sale or Purchase of, or Appointment, Nomination, or Deputation to, or Resignation, Transfer, or Exchange of any Offices, Commissions, Places, or Employments whatever in or under any Publick Department, then and in every such Cafe every such Person, and also every Person who shall wilfully and knowingly aid, abet, or assist therein, shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of a Misdemeanor.

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