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Cinque Ports Act 1821

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XIIIDealers to keep an Account of the Marine Stores bought by them.

And for the further and more effectual Prevention of Fraud in this respect, be it enacted, That all Dealers in such Marine Stores as aforesaid, within the Limits of the Cinque Ports, Two ancient Towns, and their Members, shall keep a Book or Books fairly written, in which Entries shall be from Time to Time regularly made of all such Marine Stores as shall be by them from Time to Time bought, containing a true Account and Description of the Times when the same were so respectively bought by them, and of the Names and Places of Abode of the respective Sellers thereof j and also that before the Party who shall have obtained such Permit for the cutting up of any such Cable or Cordage (as. herein-before required to be obtained) shall proceed to cut Up the same by virtue thereof, there shall be published by the Space of One Week at least before the Time of cutting up of the same, One or more Advertisements in some public Newspaper printed within the Counties of Kent, Sussex, and Essex, and near to the usual Residence or Place of Abode! of such Party, notifying that such Party had obtained such Permit for the Purpose of cutting up such Quantity of Cable or Cordage, and of such Kind and Quality as therein described, a true Copy of which Permit shall be inserted in such Advertisement; whereupon it shall be lawful for all and every Person or persons who may have just Cause to suspect, and shall have verified upon Oath the Fact of such his, her, or their Suspicion before any of the Persons duly authorized to act as Magistrates within the Limits aforesaid, by Warrant of such Magistrate to him or them for that Purpose thereupon granted, to; require of and from any such Dealer who shall have so advertised and shall be so sworn to be suspected as aforesaid, the Production and Examination of the Book or Books of Entries hereby required by him to be except, and to inspect and examine the Cable or Cordage described in such Permit ; and in case any such Dealer shall, when so thereunto required as aforesaid, neglect or refuse to produce to the Person named in such Warrant as the Person on whose Oath the same had been obtained, the Book or Books containing the Entries ,of such Dealer so required to be made therein as aforesaid, or shall neglect to keep any such Book or Books in which Entries containing Accounts of the several Particulars herein-before required to he entered shall be made, or to permit such Inspection and Examination as aforesaid, or shall, after obtaining such Permit for the cutting up of any Cable or Cordage, and before the cutting up of the same, neglect to publish such one or more Advertisements relative thereto, as is herein-before directed and required to be published, the Dealer or Dealers so offending in all or any of the Particulars herein-before mentioned, shall forfeit and pay for every such Offence, being his, her, or their First Offence, any Sum not exceeding Twenty Pounds nor less than Ten Pounds ; and for every Second and further Offence, any Sum not exceeding Fifty Pounds, nor less than Thirty Pounds; One Half of which Penalties shall, on Conviction before any of such Magistrates duly authorized to act within the Limits aforesaid, be paid to the Informer, and the other Half to the Poor of the Parish in which such Offence shall be committed; and in case any of the Penalties by this Act imposed shall not be paid, with the Charges incident to the Conviction, immediately upon such Conviction, the same shall and may be levied by the Warrant of such Magistrate as aforesaid, by Distress upon the Goods and Chattels of every such Offender or Offenders; and in case there shall be no sufficient Distress, then every such Offender or Offenders shall and may be committed by such Magistrate as aforesaid, to the Common Gaol within the Limits aforesaid, in the Case of any First Offence, for the Space of Three Months, and in the Case of any Second or further Offence, for the Space of Six Months, unless the said Penalty and Charges shall: be sooner paid.

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