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Militia (City of London) Act 1820

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And be it further enacted, That all Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures by this Act directed, which shall exceed the Sum of Twenty Pounds, shall be recoverable by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint, or Information, in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster, wherein no Privilege, Protection, Wager of Law, nor more than One Imparlance shall be allowed ; and that all Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures by this Act imposed, which shall not exceed the Sum of Twenty Pounds, shall, on Proof upon Oath of the Offence before the Mayor, or any other Magistrate of the said City, or any Justice of the Peace for the County, Liberty, or Place where the Offence shall be committed, shall be levied by Distress and Sale of the Offender's Goods and Chattels, by Warrant under the Hand and Seal or Hands and Seals of the said Mayor, Magistrate, or other Officer, rendering the Overplus (if any) on Demand, after deducting the Charges of such Distress and Sale, to the Person whose Goods and Chattels shall have been so distrained and sold; and for Want of sufficient Distress the said Mayor, Magistrate or Justice is hereby required, in all Cases when no particular Time of Commitment is by this Act directed, to commit such Offender to Prison where the Offences shall have been committed, for any Time not exceeding Three Calendar Months; and the Money arising by all such Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures, the Application whereof is not otherwise particularly directed by this Act, shall be paid to the Treasurer appointed by the said Commissioners, to be applied for the Purposes of this Act.

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