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Exchequer Court (Scotland) Act 1856

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XXIXExchequer Decrees to be put in Execution by Sheriffs.

It shall be the Duty of every Sheriff to whose Hands any such Extract shall be intrusted for that Effect by any Public Officer on the Behalf of Her Majesty to put the same to Execution with all due Despatch, and to take all such lawful and proper Measures as by such Public Officer may be required, in order to enforce by means thereof. Payment of the Monies, if any, decerned for, and full Implement of the Decree ; and it shall be lawful to any such Sheriff to recover and take Payment, on the Behalf of Her Majesty, of the Contents of any such Decree, and upon Payment or Implement in Terms thereof, in whole or in part, to discharge such Decree, but that only to the Extent to which Payment or Implement shall have been obtained by him as aforesaid; and every such Sheriff shall, on the Receipt by him of any Money on the Behalf of Her Majesty, under such Decree, be bound to account for and pay over the same to the Public Officer from whom he received the Extract as aforesaid, or to some other Public Officer or Department entitled to receive the same on the Behalf of Her Majesty.

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