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  1. Introductory Text

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  8. 7. Constables may be sworn to act for the palaces.

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  11. 11. Police constables to attend the magistrates.

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  25. 33. Superintendents and inspectors may board vessels.

  26. 34. Superintendent, &c. having just cause to suspect felony may enter on board vessels and take up suspected persons.

  27. 35. Unlawful quantities of gunpowder may be seized.

  28. 36. Penalty for having on board guns loaded with ball, or discharging guns in the night.

  29. 37. Penalty for heating combustible matters on board of vessels.

  30. 38. Penalty on keeping fairs open within forbidden hours.

  31. 39. Fairs within the metropolitan police district may be inquired into. If declared unlawful, booths, &c. to be removed.

  32. 40. On entering into recognizance, question as to right of title to fair may be tried in the Queen’s Bench.

  33. 41. Freemen of vintners company subject to certain provisions.

  34. 42, 43.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  35. 44. Regulations of 9G. 4. c. 61 respecting public houses to extend to other houses of public resort.

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  38. 47. Places used for bear-baiting, cock-fighting, &c.

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  43. 52. Regulations for preventing obstruction in the streets during public processions, &c.

  44. 53. Proprietors of stage carriages not liable to penalties for deviating from route.

  45. 54. Prohibition of nuisances by persons in the thoroughfares.

  46. 55. Cannon, &c. not to be fired near dwelling houses.

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  49. 58. Drunkards guilty of riotous or indecent behaviour may be imprisoned.

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  51. 60. Prohibition of other nuisances.

  52. 61. Mad dogs, &c.

  53. 62.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  54. 63. Constables may apprehend any offender whose name and residence are not known.

  55. 64. Constable may apprehend without warrant in certain cases.

  56. 65. Persons charged with recent assaults may be apprehended without warrant.

  57. 66. Power to police constables and persons aggrieved to apprehend certain offenders.

  58. 67. Removing furniture to evade rent.

  59. 68. Horses, carriages, &c. of offenders may be detained.

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  64. 75. Meaning of “magistrate” in this Act.

  65. 76. Offences how to be tried.

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  67. 78. Interpretation clause.

  68. 79. This Act to be construed with 10 Geo. 4. c. 44.

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