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And be it enacted, That in any Complaint or other Proceeding for the Recovery of any Penalty incurred under this Act in respect of or with relation to any Hackney Carriage, if Evidence shall be given that the Carriage in respect of which or in any Manner relating to which any such Proceeding shall be commenced or prosecuted was seen in or upon any public Street or Road having thereon any numbered Plate by this Act directed to be fixed upon a Hackney Carriage, or having thereon any Plate resembling or intended to resemble any such Plate as aforesaid, such Carriage shall be deemed and taken to be a Hackney Carriage, and such Evidence as aforesaid shall be received as sufficient Proof that such Carriage was kept, used, and employed, and let to Hire as a Hackney Carriage within the Meaning of this Act; and that in all such Proceedings as aforesaid, the Person named or described in the Licence granted with or relating to the Number of the Stamp Office Plate, if any, fixed or placed upon any such Carriage, whether such Licence shall be in force or not, shall for the Purposes of this Act be deemed to be the Proprietor of such Carriage, unless the contrary be proved.
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