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Stamp Act 1815

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V.-GENERAL EXEMPTIONS FROM ALL STAMP DUTIES.

Warrants, Mandates, or Authorities to commence, carry on, or defend any Actions, Suits, or Prosecutions in any Court where the Debt, Damage, or Thing claimed or demanded shall not amount to or be of the Value of Forty Shillings

Warrants, Mandates, or Authorities to commence, carry on, or defend any Prosecutions or Proceedings upon Indictments, or upon any Information, Suit, Writ, or Process, in the Name of His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, or at the instance of the Attorney General of England, Lord Advocate of Scotland, or other Officer legally authorized to prosecute or sue in the Name or for the Interest of His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors.

But these Exemptions are not to extend to Informations in the Nature of Quo Warranto filed by His Majesty's Coroner and Attorney in the Court of King's Bench, nor to Informations in Courts of Equity at the relation of private Persons, nor to Informations where any other Person than His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, shall be entitled to any Penalty or ' Forfeiture, or any Share thereof.

All Proceedings for or on the Behalf of any Person legally admitted to sue or defend in forma pauperis, and all Proceedings of Courts-martial, and all Proceedings in Criminal Suits and Prosecutions whatsoever.

All Orders, Decrees, and Proceedings of or before any Commissioners of Sewers, and of or in the Stannary Courts in England.

All Summonses, Attachments, Executions, and other Proceedings in or issuing out of any of the Courts established for the Recovery of Debts not exceeding Five Pounds, commonly called Courts of Request in England.

All Warrants to sue and defend in the Courts Baron of any Honours or Manors in England which hold Pleas in Actions or Suits for any Debt or Damages not exceeding Five Pounds ; and all Plaints, Summonses, Executions, Writs, and other Proceedings in or issuing out of such Courts.

All Proceedings in the Courts called or commonly known as the Name of Small Debt Courts in Scotland.

And all Proceedings under the Scotch Statute relative to the Aliment of poor Prisoners, or under the Act of Sederunt of the Court of Session in Scotland relative to the Liberation of Prisoners on account of Sickness.

All Petitions, Proceedings, and Copies exempted from Stamp Duty by any Act or Acts of Parliament relating to Abuses of Trusts for Charitable Purposes.

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