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Stamp Act 1815

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Containing the Duties on LAW PROCEEDINGS.

Which Duties are to be paid and payable in England for and in respect of every Skin, Sheet, or Piece of Vellum, Parchment, or Paper upon which the several Instruments, Matters, and Things herein charged shall be respectively written or printed, except where the Duties are imposed according to the Number of Words therein contained, or are expressly charged in any other Mariner. And all the Instruments, Matters, and Things herein charged with a Duty in respect of every Skin, Sheet, or Piece of Vellum, Parchment, or Paper, upon which the same shall be written or printed, shall respectively be written or printed upon Vellum, Parchment, or Paper, and in such and the same Manner and Form as the like Instruments, Matters, or Things have been heretofore accustomed to be or are now usually written or printed. And where a Court of Law or Equity is mentioned generally, the same shall be taken to mean not only the Courts at Westminster, but also the several Courts of Law or Equity of the Great Sessions in Wales, and in the Counties Palatine of Chester, Lancaster, and Durham, or elsewhere in England.

PART THE SECOND.Duty.
I. PROCEEDINGS in the High Court of Admiralty, and in the Courts of the Cinque Ports exercising Admiralty Jurisdiction, the High Court of Appeals in Prize Causes, and the High Court of Delegates in Admiralty Matters, in England.£s.d.
AFFIDAVIT to be filed, read, or used in any of the said Courts050
ALLEGATION in any of the said Courts050
ANSWER in any of the said Courts -050
APPEAL from any definite Sentence or final Decree, or from any interlocutory Decree or Order of any of the said Courts, or from any Court of Vice Admiralty, when interposed before a Notary Public in England -1500
ATTACHMENT issuing out of any of the said Courts1100
BAIL BOND or Recognizance taken in any of the said Courts, or by Commission from the same -100
CITATION issuing out of any of the said Courts -100
COMMISSION issuing out of any of the said Courts050
COPY (i.e. Office Copy) of any Affidavit filed, read, or used in any of the said Courts050
COPY (i.e. Office Copy) of any Citation, Monition, or Warrant issued out of any of the said Courts - - . -050
SCHEDULE, PART 11.Duty.
COPY (i.e. Office Copy) of any Libel, Allegation, Answer, Interrogatories, Depositions, or Inventory filed or exhibited in any of the said Courts£s.d.
050
COPY (i.e. Office Copy) of any interlocutory Decree or Order, or of any definitive Sentence or final Decree, made in any of the said Courts,050
DECREE or Order Interlocutory made in any of the said Courts100
DEPOSITIONS taken in any of the said Courts, or by Commission from the same050
EXEMPLIFICATION, under the Seal of any of the said Courts, of any Record or Proceeding therein -300
INHIBITION issuing out of any of the said Courts100
INTERROGATORIES filed or exhibited in any of the said Courts050
INVENTORY filed or exhibited in any of the said Courts050
LIBEL filed or exhibited in any of the said Courts050
MONITION issuing out of any of the said Courts100
SENTENCE definitive, or final Decree, of any of the said Courts1100
WARRANT issuing out of any of the said Courts0150
WARRANT, Mandate, or Authority given to any Proctor to commence, carry on, or defend any Action, Suit, or Prosecution in any of the said Courts, for the Memorandum or Minute thereof to be entered or filed of Record050
II. PROCEEDINGS in the Ecclesiastical Courts, and in the High Court of Delegates, in Ecclesiastical Matters, in England.
AFFIDAVIT to be filed, read, or used in any of the said Courts050
ALLEGATION in any of the said Courts050
ANSWER in any of the said Courts050
APPEAL from any definitive Sentence or final Decree, or from any interlocutory Decree or Order of the Court of Arches, or the Prerogative Court of Canterbury or York1500
CITATION issuing out of any of the said Courts050
COMMISSION issuing out of any of the said Courts050
COPY (i.e. Office Copy) of any Affidavit filed, read, or used in any of the said Courts050
COPY (i.e. Office Copy) of any Citation or Monition issued out of any of the said Courts£s.d.
050
COPY (i. e. Office Copy) of any Libel, Allegation, Answer, Interrogatories, Depositions, or Inventory filed or exhibited in any of the said Courts050
COPY (i. e. Office Copy) of any Interlocutory Decree or Order, or of any definitive Sentence or final Decree of any of the said Courts050
DECREE final, or definitive Sentence, in any of the said Courts050
DEPOSITIONS taken in any of the said Courts, or by Commission from the same050
EXEMPLIFICATION, under the Seal of any of the said Courts, of any Record or Proceeding therein300
INHIBITION issuing out of any of the said Courts050
INTERROGATORIES filed or exhibited in any of the said Courts050
INVENTORY filed or exhibited in any of the said Courts050
LIBEL filed or exhibited in any of the said Courts050
MONITION issuing out of any of the said Courts050
SENTENCE definitive, or final Decree, of any of the said Courts050
WARRANT, Mandate, or Authority given to any Proctor to commence, carry on, or defend any Suit or Prosecution in any of the said Courts, for the Memorandum or Minute thereof to be entered or filed of Record050
III. PROCEEDINGS in the Courts of Law and Equity at Westminster, including the Court of the Duchy of Lancaster, and in other Courts in England, and the Offices belonging thereto, and also before the Lord High Chancellor or the Lord Keeper or Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal in Matters of Bankruptcy and Lunacy.
ACTIONS in the Courts of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of London, and in the Courts of all Corporations and other Courts whatsoever in England holding Pleas, where the Debt or Damage amounts to Forty Shillings or above, and out of which no Writs, Process, or Mandates issue in the first instance; for the Entry of every Action or Plaint, except where the Debt or Damage claimed or demanded shall not amount to Forty Shillings026
AFFIDAVIT to be filed, read, or used in any of the Courts of Law or Equity at Westminster, or of the Great Sessions in Wales, or of the Counties Palatine of Chester, Lancaster, and Durham, or before any Judge or Master or other Officer of any of the said Courts, or before the Lord High Chancellor or the Lord Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal sitting in Matters of Bankruptcy or Lunacy026
AFFIDAVIT to be filed, read, or used in any other Court of Law or Equity in England, except in Actions or Suits where the Debt or Damage or Thing claimed or demanded shall be under the Amount or Value of Forty Shillings016
ANSWER in any Court of Equity050
APPEARANCE filed or entered in any Action at Law wherein no Bail shall be filed or put in026
ASSIGNMENT of a Bail Bond026
BAIL Common, to be filed in any Court of Law026
BAIL Special, to be filed in any Court of Law026
BAIL BOND in any Action, in any Court of Law026
BANKRUPT'S Certificate; the Confirmation thereof by the Lord Chancellor, or by the Lord Keeper, or Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal026
BILL filed in any Court of Equity050
CERTIFICATE by any Master of the High Court of Chancery, or by His Majesty's Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer, or his Deputy, of any Default of any Person in any Suit or Proceeding before them050
COMMISSION to take Affidavits or Special Bail, out of any Court of Law or Equity0100
COMMISSION of Bankrupt050
COMMISSION of Lunacy050
COMMISSION out of any Court of Law or Equity, for the Examination of Witnesses, or taking Depositions050
COMMISSION of any other Kind out of any Court of Law or Equity050
COPY (i. e. Office Copy) of any Affidavit filed, read, or used in any of the Courts of Law or Equity at Westminster, or of the Great Sessions in Wales, or of the said Counties Palatine; or before any Judge or Master or other Officer of any of the said Courts, or before the Lord High Chancellor, or the Lord Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal sitting in Matters of Bankruptcy or Lunacy026
COPY (i.e. Office Copy) of any Affidavit filed, read, or used in any other Court of Law or Equity, except in Actions or Suits where the Debt or Damage or Thing claimed and demanded shall be under the Amount or Value of Forty Shillings010
COPY (i.e. Office Copy) of any Bill, Answer, Demurrer, Exceptions, Plea, Replication, Rejoinder, or other Pleading, or of any Interrogatories, or Depositions taken by Commission or otherwise, in any Court of Equity;
Where any such Copy shall be written wide, according to the Usage and Practice of the Court, and not contain more than 90 Words in a Sheet, one with another, then for every Sheet or Piece of Paper on which the same shall be written004
And where any such Copy shall be written close Copy-wise, according to the Usage and Practice of the Court, or in any other Manner than above mentioned, then for every Sheet or Piece of Paper on which the same shall be written026
COPY of any Declaration, Plea, Replication, Rejoinder, Demurrer, or other Pleading whatsoever in any Court of Law£s.d.
004
COPY (i. e. Office Copy) of Interrogatories, and the Depositions or Answers thereto in any Court of Law, containing not more than 72 Words in a Sheet, one Sheet with another004
COPY (I e. Office Copy) of any Eule or Order made or given in or by any Court of Law at Westminster, or by any Judge of any such Court026
COPY (i e. Office Copy) of any Decree, Dismission, or Order made in or by the High Court of Chancery at Westminster, or by the Lord High Chancellor, or the Lord Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal, sitting in Matters of Bankruptcy or Lunacy030
And for every Sheet or Piece of Paper on which any such Copy shall be written, after the First, a further progressive Duty of016
COPY (i. e. Office Copy) of any Decree, Dismission, or Order made in or by the Court of Exchequer, or the Court of the Duchy of Lancaster, at Westminster, or in or by any of the Courts of the Great Sessions in Wales, or of the said Counties Palatine026
COPY (i. e. Office Copy) or Extract of any Record, Report, or Proceeding whatsoever in any Court of Law or Equity at Westminster, not otherwise charged in this Schedule020
DECLAEATION in any Court of Law004
DECEEE or Dismission made in or by the High Court of Chancery at Westminster030
And for every Sheet or Piece of Paper on which the same shall be written, after the First, a further progressive Duty of016
DECEEE or Dismission made in or by the Court of Exchequer, or the Court of the Duchy of Lancaster, at Westminster ; or in or by any of the Courts of the Great Sessions in Wales, or of the said Counties Palatine, or in or by any other Court of Equity whatsoever026
DEMUEEEE in any Court of Law004
DEMUEEEE in any Court of Equity050
DEPOSITIONS taken by virtue of a Commission out of any Court of Equity (except the Paper Drafts thereof before the same are engrossed)050
DEPOSITIONS in any Court of Equity, taken by the Examiner or other proper Officer, and not by Commission004
DEPOSITIONS or Answers to any Interrogatories in any Court of Law004
DEPUTATION (special) or Warrant by the Sheriff of any County to any Person to take an Inquisition under a Writ of Inquiry0100
EXCEPTIONS filed in any Court of Equity, or in any Matter of Bankruptcy or Lunacy050
EXEMPLIFICATION, under the Seal of any Court of Law or Equity whatever, of any Record or Proceeding therein (except Exemplifications under the Great Seal charged in the First Part of this Schedule)300
GRANT of the Custody of the Person or Estate of any Lunatic200
INDENTURES or Chirograph of a Fine levied in any Court, for each Part or Indenture0100
INQUISITION taken by or before any Sheriff or his Deputy, or Under Sheriff, or by or before any Person specially deputed or authorized by the Sheriff to take the same, or by or before any Coroner, in any Action at Law0100
INTERROGATORIES in any Court of Law050
INTERROGATORIES in any Court of Equity, or in any Matter of Bankruptcy or Lunacy050
JUDGMENT (not interlocutory), signed by the Master of any Office, or his Deputy or Secondary, or by any Prothonotary, or his Secondary, Deputy, or Clerk, or by any other Officer belonging to any of the Courts at Westminster, who is or shall be authorized to sign Judgments0100
ORDER made in or by the High Court of Chancery at Westminster, or by the Lord High Chancellor, or the Lord Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal, sitting in Matters of Bankruptcy or Lunacy030
And for every Sheet or Piece of Paper on which the same shall be written, after the First, a further progressive Duty of016
ORDER made or given in or by the Court of Exchequer, or the Court of the Duchy of Lancaster, at Westminster, or in or by any of the Courts of the Great Sessions in Wales, or of the said Counties Palatine026
ORDER made or given by any Judge of any of the Courts of Law at Westminster Except such as shall be made on the Application of any Prisoner or Insolvent Debtor ; and except all Orders for the Delivery of the Particulars of a Plaintiff's Demand, or for staying Proceedings on Payment of Debt and Costs ; and all Orders for Time to plead, reply, or rejoin, after the first Order for that Purpose.026
PETITION in any Suit or Matter in any of the Courts of Equity at Westminster ; and Petition to the Lord High Chancellor, or the Lord Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal, in any Matter of Bankruptcy or Lunacy026
PLEA in any Court of Law004
PLEA in any Court of Equity050
PLEADING of any Kind, in any Court of Law, not otherwise charged in this Schedule004
PLEADING of any Kind, in any Court of Equity, not otherwise charged in this Schedule050
POSTEA0100
RECORD of Nisi Prius0100
REJOINDER in any Court of Law004
REJOINDER in any Court of Equity£s.d.
050
REPLICATION in any Court of Law004
REPLICATION in any Court of Equity050
REPORT made by any Master of the High Court of Chancery, or by His Majesty's Remembrancer in the Court of Exchequer, or his Deputy026
RULE or Order made or given in or by any of the Courts of Law at Westminster, which shall be issued or delivered out by the Clerk of the Rules or other Officer to the Party obtaining it026
And for the Entry of every such Rule or Order in the Book kept by the Clerk of the Rules or other Officer for that Purpose, whether written on One or more Sheets or Leaves026
RULES to plead and reply, and all other Rules, of any of the said Courts of Law at Westminster, not issued as above mentioned, but which shall be entered in the Books kept by the Clerk of the Rules or other Officer for that Purpose; for the Entry of every such Rule026
SUMMONS issued by any Judge of any of the Courts of Law at Westminster010
Except such as shall be issued on the Application of any Prisoner or Insolvent Debtor ; and except all Summonses for the Delivery of the Particulars of a Plaintiff's Demand, or for staying Proceedings on Payment of Debt and Costs ; and all Summonses for Time to plead, reply, or rejoin, after the first Summons for that Purpose.
WARRANT, Mandate, or Authority given to any Attorney or Solicitor to commence, carry on, or defend any Action, Suit, or Prosecution, in any of the Courts at Westminster, or of the Great Sessions in Wales, or of the said Counties Palatine, or in any other Court whatsoever holding Pleas, where the Debt or Damage amounts to Forty Shillings; for the Memorandum or Minute thereof to be entered or filed of Record050
WARRANT or Summons, issued by any Master of the High Court of Chancery, or by His Majesty's Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer or his Deputy010
WARRANT of Attorney, not otherwise charged in the first Part of this Schedule100
WRIT of Appeal100
WRIT of Certiorari100
WRIT of Covenant for levying a Fine200
WRIT of Entry for suffering a Common Recovery200
WRIT of Error100
WRIT of Supersedeas of a Commission of Bankrupt026
WRIT, Mandate, or other Process whatsoever, not otherwise charged in this Schedule, which shall issue out of, or pass the Seal of, any of the Courts at Westminster, or of the Great Sessions in Wales, or of the said Counties Palatine, or of any other Court in England holding Pleas where the Debt or Damage amounts to Forty Shillings, except in Actions or Suits where the Debt, Damage, or Thing claimed or demanded shall be under the Amount or Value of Forty Shillings -050

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