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Militia (City of London) Act 1820

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XIVPenalty for not making Distress nor backing Warrants, or neglecting t6 aid in making Distress.

And be it further enacted, That if any such Collector or Collectors shall refuse or neglect to apply for such Warrant or Warrants as aforesaid, or to make such Distress and Sale pursuant to the Directions of this Act, except in Cases where such Distress shall be dispensed with by the Alderman or his Deputy, and the Common Councilmen of each respective Ward, or the major Part of them, or by a Court of Commissioners in Cases in which His Majesty's Commissioners shall be Assessors by virtue of this Act, by Writing under their Hands, in respect of the Poverty of the Party or Parties assessed, such Collector or Collectors shall, for every such Refusal or Neglect, forfeit and pay any Sum not exceeding the Sum of Five Pounds; and if any Justice of the Peace, upon such Application to him made to back or countersign such Warrant or Warrants as aforesaid, shall refuse or neglect so to do, such Justice shall, for every such Refusal or Neglect, forfeit and pay the Sum of Five Pounds ; and if any Constable be called Upon by any Collector or Collectors, having such Warrant or Warrants, and shall refuse or neglect to aid and assist, him or them in making such Distress and Sale, he shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay any Sum not exceeding the Sum of Forty Shillings.

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