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Vagrancy Act 1824

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XVIJustices not to grant Certificates enabling Persons to ask Relief on Route, except to Soldiers and Sailors.

And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act no Justice of the Peace, Mayor, or other Magistrate shall grant to any Person, other than a Person entitled thereto under and by virtue of an Act passed in the Forty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for the Relief of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and of the Wives of Soldiers in the Cases therein mentioned, so far as relates to England, any Certificate or other Instrument enabling such Person to ask Alms or Relief- in their Route to any Place, or for any other Purpose whatever; and every Person asking Alms or Relief under and by virtue of any Certificate or other Instrument hereby prohibited is liable to be declared to be an idle and disorderly Person, in like Manner as if he or she had possessed no such Certificate or other Instrument as aforesaid.

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