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Militia (City of London) Act 1820

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  2. II.Commissioners to arm, array, and exercise the Militia, and appoint Officers, who shall have the same Hank as in other Militia Forces.

  3. III.Commissions not vacated by Revocation of the Powers of the Commissioners.

  4. IV.Officers to possess certain Qualifications, and to take the Oaths and subscribe a Declaration as to their Qualification.

  5. V.Provided always, and be it further enacted, That no Person...

  6. VI.Establishment of the Militia.

  7. VII.Penalty for acting without being qualified, or without delivering in a Description of his Qualification.

  8. VIII.Men to be provided by the Wards in certain Proportions.

  9. IX.Commissioners to issue Precepts to the Wards to raise the Men.

  10. X.In ease of Deficiency of Men, fresh Precepts to be issued for others to be provided, or 15l. to be paid by the Ward for each Man wanting.

  11. XI.Aldermen, &c. to make a Rate to defray the Expences of raising Men.

  12. XII.Appeal from Rates may be made to the Court of Mayor and Aldermen.

  13. XIII.Rates may be levied by Distress.

  14. XIV.Penalty for not making Distress nor backing Warrants, or neglecting t6 aid in making Distress.

  15. XV.Aldermen, &c. to be the Ward Assessors, and to appoint Collectors with an Allowance.

  16. XVI.If the Aldermen, &c. neglect to provide Men, or pay or levy Rates, the Commissioners may levy and apply them.

  17. XVII.If Deserters or Absentees be not taken, or do not return in Three Months, the Commissioners to provide Men out of the Trophy Tax.

  18. XVIII.Commissioners to provide out of the Trophy Tax Men to serve instead of those promoted.

  19. XIX.Commissioners to appoint an Adjutant, Surgeon, Paymaster and Quartermaster.

  20. XX.Proportion of Non-commissioned Officers and Drummers.

  21. XXI.Militia to be exercised Twenty-eight successive Days annually.

  22. XXII.Notice of the Time and, Place of Exercise to be affixed on the Church Doors, and Lists of the Men enrolled to be sent by the Clerk to the Colonel.

  23. XXIII.Arms, &c. to be kept where the Commissioners shall appoint.

  24. XXIV.Pay of the Militia.

  25. XXV.State of the Regiment, when called out to annual Exercise, to be returned to the Commissioners.

  26. XXVI.In case of Invasion, &c His Majesty may order the Militia to be embodied.

  27. XXVII.Allowance in lieu of Quarters.

  28. XXVIII.Allowance to Non-commissioned Officers, &c. When disembodied, to be paid out of Trophy Tax.

  29. XXIX.And be it further enacted, That when the said Militia...

  30. XXX.Empowering the Lord Mayor, or any Three Magistrates, to call out permanent Staff for Suppression of Riots, &c.

  31. XXXI.Permanent Staff to continue for One Month after passing this Act; and Non-commissioned Officers, &c. desirous of serving in the Regiment to be raised by this Act, at Liberty to do so, with Consent of the Commanding Officer.

  32. XXXII.Pay received by Adjutants, Surgeons, Paymasters and Quartermasters, as Staff Officers in the present Militia, and also Allowances received by lieutenants, Ensigns, and Surgeons Mates, to be continued under the like Regulations as they now receive the same.

  33. XXXIII.Officers now holding Commissions to retain the same Rank in the Army, if appointed to Commissions in the Militia.

  34. XXXIV.Militia to enjoy the same Rights to the Artillery Ground as the former Militia.

  35. XXXV.How the Charges of the Militia are to be defrayed.

  36. XXXVI.Commissioners to appoint a Treasurer and Clerk.

  37. XXXVII.Security to be taken from Treasurer and Clerk.

  38. XXXVIII.Collectors of the Month's Tax neglecting their Duty to be fined.

  39. XXXIX.Commissioners may build an Head Quarters, and defray the Expences out of the Trophy Tax.

  40. XL.And may accept Leases, &c. in the Name of their Treasurer.

  41. XLI.Stock and Money in the Hands of the Executors of Edward Wigan, &c. may be applied towards building an Head Quarters.

  42. XLII.Powers of the General Militia Act to apply to this Act, so far as the same are not altered hereby.

  43. XLIII.24 G.2 c.44 to extend to the Mayor and Aldermen, Commissioners, Assessors, and Collectors.

  44. XLIV.Act not to prejudice the Rights of the City.

  45. XLV.Times of holding Courts of Lieutenancy.

  46. XLVI.And be it further enacted, That all Fines, Penalties, and...

  47. XLVII.Distress not unlawful for Want of Form.

  48. XLVIII.No Rate or Proceedings to be quashed or vacated for Want of Form, or be removable by Certiorari, &c.

  49. XLIX.Limitations of Actions.

  50. L.Public Act.

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