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Vagrancy Act 1824

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XVIIForm of Conviction under this Act.

And be it further enacted, That no Proceeding to be had before any Justice or Justices of the Peace under the Provisions of this Act shall be quashed for Want of Form ; and every Conviction of any Offender as an idle and disorderly Person, or as a Rogue and Vagabond, or as an incorrigible Rogue, under this Act, shall be in the Form or to the Effect following, or as near thereto as Circumstances will permit; (that is to say,) ' to wit. BE it remembered, That on the ______________ Day of ______________ in the Year of our Lord , at _____________ in the County of _____________ A.B. is convicted before me CD., One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace ' in and for the said County, of being an idle and disorderly Person [or a Rogue and Vagabond, or an incorrigible Rogue,] within the Intent and Meaning of the Statute made in the Fifth Year of the ' Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled "An Act" [here insert the Title of this Act] ; that is to say, for that the said A.B. on the _____________ Day of _____________ at _____________ in the said County [here state the Offence proved before the Magistrate], and for which said Offence the said A.B. is ordered to be committed to the House of Correction at _____________ there to be kept to Hard Labour for the Space of _____________ [or until the ' next General or Quarter Sessions]. Given under my Hand and ' Seal, the Day, Year, and at the Place first above written.' And the Justice or Justices of the Peace before whom any such Conviction shall take place shall and he and they is and are hereby required to transmit the said Conviction to the next General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden in and for the County, Riding, Division, or Place wherein such Conviction shall have taken place, there to be filed and kept on Record; and a Copy of the Conviction so filed, duly certified by the Clerk of the Peace, shall 'and may be read as Evidence in any Court of Record, or before any Justice or Justices of the Peace acting under the Powers and Provisions of this Act.

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