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Metropolitan Police Act 1839

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LIEmpowering the Commissioners of Police to regulate the Route and Conduct of Persons driving Stage Carriages, Cattle, &c. during the Hours of Divine Service.

And be it enacted, That on the Application of the Minister or Churchwardens of any Church, Chapel, or other Place of public Worship within the Metropolitan Police District to the Commissioners of Police, it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to make Orders for regulating the Route and Conduct of Persons who shall drive any Cart or Carriage, or who shall drive any Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, or other Animals, within such Parish or Place during the Hours of Divine Service on Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday, or any Day appointed for a public Fast or Thanksgiving, and any Orders which shall be so made shall be printed and affixed on or near the Church, Chapel, or Place of public Worship to which the same shall refer, and in some conspicuous Places leading to and contiguous thereto, and elsewhere, as the Commissioners of Police shall direct; and every Breach of any such Order shall be deemed a separate Offence.

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