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Militia (City of London) Act 1820

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XIn 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.

And be it further enacted, That if any of the Men provided by or for the several Wards of the said City and Liberties shall not appear, or shall not be approved by Two or more of the said Commissioners, or shall not be duly attested at the Court or Courts, or before the said Commissioners so to be appointed for that Purpose ; or if any Militia Man shall, before the Expiration of the Term for which he was to serve, die or be discharged in pursuance of the Sentence of a Court Martial, or by the Colonel or Commanding Officer of the said Militia, as unfit for Service, or be otherwise regularly discharged ; and when and so often as the Time of Service of any Man serving in the said Militia shall expire, then and in either of the said Cases, the said Commissioners may and are hereby required immediately to issue Precepts to the said Aldermen, Deputies, and Common Councilmen of the Ward or Wards wherein such Deficiency or Vacancy shall happen, requiring them or the major Part of them, within Ten Days next following, to make good such Deficiency or Vacancy, or to provide other Men, or pay to the said Commissioners the Sum of Fifteen Pounds for each Man, in order that they may provide the same and that if the Alderman or Deputy and Common Councilmen of any of the Wards aforesaid, or the major Part of them, shall omit or refuse to provide the Quota or Number of Men herein appointed to be raised by or for their respective Wards, or having provided the said Quota or Number of Men, any of them shall not be approved of, or shall refuse or neglect to appear and take the Oath and be attested as herein-before mentioned, or shall die or be discharged, and others shall not be provided in their stead as aforesaid, the said Ward shall in lieu thereof be charged with and pay to the said Commissioners or their Treasurer, the Sum of Fifteen Pounds for every Man not so provided, sworn in, and attested, which Sum or Sums of Money shall be applied by the said Commissioners in providing Men for the Wards which shall have paid the same, who shall be sworn in and attested to serve for the same Time and on the same Conditions as if they had been provided by the Aldermen and Deputies and Common Councilmen of such Wards respectively as herein-before is directed ; and if any Surplus of such Monies shall remain, the same shall be paid to the said Commissioners of Lieutenancy in aid of the Trophy Tax, and be accounted for accordingly,

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