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From the after and upon the termination respectively of the present existing interests of the under-mentioned offices, videlicet, . . . F1 the office of clerk to the admission of notaries in Scotland, . . . F1 and so soon as the said offices or any or either of them respectively shall become vacant, the duties thereof shall be discharged by the officer appointed to hold the same in person; and from time to time, as any of the said respective offices shall become vacant, it shall be lawful for the Treasury, and they are hereby authorized and required, to regulate the duties and establishments of the said offices respectively as they respectively become vacant, so as that the several duties to be discharged therein respectively shall be performed in person; and thereupon and thereafter such and such number of fit and proper persons shall be appointed, or shall be authorized and directed to be appointed, as may be sufficient and necessary to perform and execute the duties to be done, performed, and executed in the said offices respectively, as the said commissioners shall deem fit, with such salaries or allowances as shall be ordered and appointed by the Treasury in that behalf, regard being had in every such case to the nature and extent of the duties to be performed, and to the responsibility which may attach or belong to the several and respective offices or persons executing the duties of the said offices respectively; and all such regulations, appointments, salaries, and allowances, when so made and established, shall become and be in full force and effect in relation to the said offices respectively, anything contained in any Act or Acts of Parliament, or any law or laws, or usage, custom, or practice to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided always, that any fees at present charged or chargeable for or in respect of any of the said offices, or received or receivable according to law in any of the said offices respectively, shall continue to be received; and the same shall be applied in payment of the salary or salaries, allowance or allowances authorized by this Act to be granted or made in each of the said offices in which such fees shall be received; and if any balance of such fees shall remain after paying and satisfying such salaries or allowances respectively, the same shall be paid at least once in three months to the receiver general of Scotland, and shall by him be paid and accounted for in the same manner with any public monies received and accounted for by him.
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