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And whereas by an Act parted in the Parliament holden in the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Year of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for the better Preservation of Timber in the New Forest in the County of Southampton, and for ascertaining the Boundaries of the said Forest, and of the hands of the Crown within the same, a Power was given to the Commissioners of the Treasury, for Ten Years from and after the palling of that Act, to contract for the Exchange of any of the Waste Lands, lying in the New Forest belonging to the Crown, in the Manner therein mentioned, for any other Lands lying in the same Forest belonging to Individuals, of the Nature, Situation, and Description, in the said Act particularly specified : And whereas the Power granted to His Majesty by the said Act to cent raft for Exchanges, was continued by an Act, pa fled in the Fiftieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act to extend and amend the Term and Provisions of an Act of the Thirty ninth and Fortieth Year of His present Majesty, for the better Preservation of Timber in the New Forest in the County of Southampton, and for ascertaining the Boundaries of the said Forest, and of the Lands of the Crown within the same, until the Twenty-eighth Day of July One thou fan d eight hundred and eleven ; which said last mentioned Act was continued until the Twenty-fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twelve, by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament; and it is expedient to continue and enlarge such Permission, and also to permit the Exchange and bale of Property of the Nature and Situation therein and herein described, in all the Forests belonging to His said Majesty ; be it therefore enacted, That from and after the palling of this Act it shall be lawful for the Lord High Treasurer, or the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, to authorize the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, or the Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods and Forests for the Time being, on the Behalf of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, to grant or contract to grant to any Person or Persons, Bodies Politic or Corporate, any of the Waste or other Lands of the Crown within any of the said Forests, in exchange for any other Lands in or adjoining to the same Forest respectively, whereof such Person or Persons, Bodies Politic or Corporate, shall or may be seized in Fee Simple or absolutely entitled to an Estate of Copyhold or Customary or Leasehold Tenure, the Reversion thereof being in the Crown, and being fit and proper for the Growth of Timber, and conveniently situated for that Purpose ; and that all and every Exchange and Exchanges so made shall be good, valid, and effectual in Law to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, any Infancy, Coverture, or other Disability in the Parties interested in such Exchange, or any Law or Statute, to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding; provided the Value of each Piece of Land so to be exchanged does not exceed One thousand Pounds, and that all such Exchange of Freehold Premises shall be made according to the Form marked (A.) and set forth in the Schedule hereto annexed, and that all such Exchange of Leasehold Premises shall be made according to the Form marked (B.) also set forth in the said Schedule, or as near thereto as may be.
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