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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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Evidence of Bye Laws.

CCVIIThe Production of a written or printed Copy of the Bye Laws requiring Confirmation by a Judge of the Superior Courts or the Court of Quarter Sessions, authenticated by the Signature of the Judge or of the Chairman of the Court which approved of the same, and a written or printed Copy of the Bye Laws not requiring such Confirmation authenticated by the Common Seal of the Commissioners, if they be incorporated, or, if not incorporated, authenticated by the Signatures of Two Commissioners, shall be Evidence of the Existence and of the due making of such Bye Laws in all Prosecutions under the same, without adducing Proof of the Signature of such Judge or Chairman, or the Common Seal or Signatures of the Commissioners; and with respect to the Proof of the Publication thereof it shall be sufficient to prove that a Board containing a Copy thereof was affixed and continued in the Manner by this Act directed, and in case of its being afterwards displaced or damaged, that such Board was replaced or restored as soon as conveniently might be, unless Proof be adduced by the Party complained against that such painted Board did not contain a Copy of the Bye Law under which he is prosecuted, or that it was not duly affixed or continued as required by this Act.

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