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Game Act 1831

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XVIIIJustices to hold a Special Session yearly for granting Licences to Persons to deal in Game.

And be it enacted, That the Justices of the Peace of every County, Riding, Division, Liberty, Franchise, City, or Town shall hold a Special Session in the Division or District for which they usually act, in the present Year, between the Fifteenth and the Thirtieth Days of October, and in every succeeding Year in the Month of July, for the Purpose of granting Licences to deal in Game, of the holding of which Session Seven Days Notice shall be given to each of the Justices acting for such Division or District; and the Majority of the Justices assembled at such Session, or at some Adjournment thereof, not being less than Two, are hereby authorized (if they shall think fit) to grant, under their Hands, to any Person being a Householder or Keeper of a Shop or Stall within such Division or District, and not being an Innkeeper or Victualler, or licensed to sell Beer by Retail, nor being the Owner, Guard, or Driver of any Mail Coach, or other Vehicle employed in the Conveyance of the Mails of Letters, or of any Stage Coach, Stage Waggon, Van, or other public Conveyance, nor being a Carrier or Higgler, nor being in the Employment of any of the above-mentioned Persons, a Licence according to the Form in the Schedule (A.) annexed to this Act, empowering the Person to whom such Licence shall be so granted to buy Game at any Place from any Person who may lawfully sell Game by virtue of this Act, and also to sell the same at One House, Shop, or Stall only, kept by him ; provided that every Person, while so licensed to deal in Game as aforesaid, shall affix to some Part of the Outside of the Front of his House, Shop, or Stall, and shall there keep, a Board having thereon in clear and legible Characters his Christian Name and Surname, together with the following Words, (that is to say,) " Licensed to deal in Game;" and every such Licence granted in the present Year shall begin to be in force on the First Day of November in the present Year, and shall continue in force until the Fifteenth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and every such Licence granted in any succeeding Year shall continue in force for the Period of One Year next after the granting thereof.

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