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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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CXCIIf any Person rated under the Authority of this or the special Act fail to pay any of the said Rates due from him for the Space of Fourteen Days after Demand thereof in Writing by the Commissioners or their Collector, any Justice, on the Application of the Commissioners or their Collector, may summon such Person to appear before him at a Time to be mentioned in the Summons to show Cause why the Rates due from him should not be paid; and in case no Sufficient Cause for the Nonpayment of such Rate be shown, the same shall be levied by Distress, and such Justice shall issue his Warrant accordingly, or the Commissioners may recover the same by Action of Debt; provided that if no sufficient Distress whereon to levy the Amount due in respect of such Rates can be found within the Jurisdiction of the said Justice, then, upon Oath thereof made before any Justice of any other County or Jurisdiction in which any Goods or Chattels Of the Person not paying the said Rates may be found, such Justice shall certify the said Oath by endorsing the said Warrant, and thereupon the Amount due in respect of the said Rates, and unpaid by the said Person, may be levied by Distress of the Goods and Chattels of such Person as assessed in the last-mentioned County or Jurisdiction.

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