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From and after the expiration of fourteen days after the first day of the next session of Parliament the decrees or orders of the Court of Session, whether pronounced before or after that time, shall be final and not subject to be complained of by appeal to the House of Lords, unless the petition of appeal shall be lodged with the clerk of Parliament, or the clerk assistant, within two years from the day of signing the last interlocutor appealed from, or before the end of fourteen days to be accounted from and after the first day of the session or meeting of Parliament for the dispatch of public business next ensuing the said two years: Provided always, that when the person or persons entitled to appeal shall be out of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, it shall be competent for him or them to enter an appeal at any time within five years from the date of the last interlocutor, if he or they shall remain abroad so long, or within two years from the time of coming into Great Britain or Ireland; the time allowed to such person or persons for lodging his or their appeal in no case on account of mere absence exceeding the foresaid space of five years, together with the space that may elapse before the end of the fourteenth day from and after the session or meeting of Parliament next after the expiration of the said five years; and in case the person or persons so entitled to appeal shall be under the age of [F1eighteen] years, or non compos mentis, it shall be competent for them, or their heirs or representatives, where no appeal had been previously entered on this behalf, to enter an appeal at any time within two years after full age or coming of sound mind, or after the death of the persons so disqualified and the opening of the succession to the heir, or before the end of fourteen days after the first day of the session or meeting of Parliament next ensuing the said two years.
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