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167Exoneration of estates of obligors. Form of certificate of exoneration. Certificates to be sufficient evidence of exoneration

When any bond entered into under the provisions of any of the Customs Acts, or for the performance of any condition, order, or matter incident or relative to the Customs, shall have been registered in the Court of Common Pleas in England, under the Act of the second year of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter eleven, or in the office of the Registrar of Judgments in Ireland, under the Act of the seventh and eighth years of the reign of Her said Majesty, chapter ninety, and it shall be deemed necessary in the discretion of the Commissioners of Customs to exonerate the whole or any part of the lands of any obligor of such bond from liability in respect thereof, the Commissioners of Customs by certificate or certificates under the hands of any two or more of them, may, first requiring the consent of any co-obligor, if they shall deem it necessary, exonerate and discharge such lands or any part thereof, as the case may require, and such certificate may be in the form or to the effect following:

By a bond or obligation bearing date the day of ' 18 [name of obligor seeking exoneration], of ' [residence and description of obligor] became bound to Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, in the sum of ' , conditioned as therein mentioned; and the said bond was, on the day of 18 , duly recorded in the Court of Common Pleas [if in England, or filed in the office of the Registrar of Judgments, if in Ireland] in pursuance of the Act [state the Act wider which the bond teas registered]. ' This is to certify, that all the estate, lands, tenements, and hereditaments [if the whole are to be discharged] or [here set out the ' particular lands, tenements, and hereditamants exonerated, if ' part only are to be discharged, adding the following words] being part of the estate, lands, tenements, and hereditaments of the said [name of obligor seeking exoneration] are wholly exonerated ' and discharged from all claims of Her Majesty, her heirs or ' successors, or of the Commissioners of Customs on her or their behalf, in respect of such bond or obligation. Given under our hands this ________day _______18 . (Signed)______________ ' Commissioners of Her Majesty's Customs.' and the lands mentioned in such certificate or certificates shall thereupon be held wholly exonerated and discharged from all liability in respect of such bond or obligation, and every such certificate shall be accepted by all persons and in all courts as sufficient evidence of the exoneration of the lands therein described. as to making and signing False declarations relating to the Customs, falsely answering Questions, and counterfeiting Documents.

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