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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1812

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XVCourt of Attachments may enquire into the Conduct of the Regarders and other Officers, and for Neglect of Duty may fine them.

And be it further enacted, That all pecuniary Penalties impeded, and Fees authorized by this Act, and not herein-before directed to be recovered before the Verderers of any of the, said Forests, or in the said Courts of Attachments, shall and may be recovered in a summary Way, before any Justice or Justices of the Peace for any County, Riding, Division, or Place, in which the Person having incurred the lame, shall happen to be ; and in safe any Penalty recovered before any Justice or Justices of the Peace, or before the Verderers of any of the said Forests, or any Two of them, or in the said Courts of Attachments, or any Fine set or imposed, by the said Verderers, or any Two of them, or the said Courts, shall not be paid forthwith, it shall be lawful for the Justice or Justices, or Verderers, or the said Courts by whom such Fine shall be set or imposed, or before whom such Penalty shall be recovered, by Warrant under his Hand and Seal, or their Hands and Seals, and directed by such Justice or Justices, to any Constable or other Peace Officer, and by the said Verderers to the proper Officer or Officers to be appointed for any of the said Forests in the Manner herein-before provided, to cause such Fine or Penalty to be levied by Distress and Sale of the Offender's Goods and Chattels, together with all Costs and Charges attending such Distress and Sale; and in safe no sufficient Distress can be had or made, such Justice or Justices, Verderers, or Courts, shall, if he or they shall think proper, commit the Offender to the Common Gaol for or some House of Correction within such County, Riding, Division, City, Town, or Place, as aforesaid, there to remain without Bail or Mainprize, for any Time not exceeding Six Months.

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