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with his wife when they met the prisoner Haycock; it was about a quarter past eleven.
Thomas Robins and Wm. Dale proved that the clover rick was in good order, and not the least heated. This closed the case; and Archer being called on for his defence, said he knew nothing about it that he was in his house from 9 o'clock at night until 6 o'clock the next morning.
Haycock said, that on the night in question he was not out after ten o'clock.
Mr. Cross, for the prisoner Archer, called Thomas Hunt, who said he went to the fire at three o'clock; he saw Buckett and Allett tracing footsteps; they asked him to accompany them; he saw the mark of footsteps, but he could form no judgment of the size of the mark.
John Izard was going to Lymington market a little after one o'clock in the morning: he passed by the ricks, and saw the fire bursting out at the top of the clover
rick: the barley rick was not on fire at all; it smoked very much, and smelt as if the clover had been on fire.
Cross examined.-He did not go and give an alarm, nor did he say any thing about it. This witness prevaricated considerably.
John Fairfax was with the last witness, and saw fire coming out of the rick. In his cross-examination he said he did not give any alarm. If a town had been on fire, he would have run twenty miles; but a rick being on fire, he did not think it much mattered. (Laughter and hisses.)
A multitude of witnesses were called in favour of the prisoners, but, upon cross-examination, their evidence was full of prevarications.
The jury consulted for nearly an hour, and then pronounced both the prisoners guilty; and Mr. Justice Park immediately passed sentence of death on them, without holding out the slightest hope of a reprieve. The trial occupied the court eleven hours.
PUBLIC GENERAL ACTS,
Passed in the Fifth Session of the Fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.-57 GEO. III. A. D. 1817.
An act to continue and extend the provisions of an act of the 49th of his present Majesty, for regulating the trade and commerce to and from the Cape of Good Hope, until the 5th of July 1820; and also for regulating the trade of the Island of Mauritius.
An act for raising the sum of 24 millions, by exchequer bills, for the service of the year 1817.
An act to empower his Majesty to secure and detain such per sons as his Majesty shall suspect are conspiring against his person and government.
An act to extend the privileges of the trade of Malta to the port of Gibraltar.
An act for continuing to his Majesty certain duties on malt, sugar, tobacco, and snuff, in Great Britain; and on pensions, offices, and personal estates in England; and for receiving the contributions of persons receiving pensions, and holding offices; for the service of the year 1817.
An act to make perpetual certain parts of an act of the 36th of his present Majesty, for the safety and preservation of his Majesty's person and government against treasonable and seditious practices and attempts; and for the safety and preservation of the person of His
Royal Highness the Prince Regent against treasonable practices and attempts.
An act to revive and make perpetual two acts of the 37th of his present Majesty, the one in the parliament of Great Britain, and the other in the parliament of Ireland, for the better prevention and pu nishment of attempts to seduce persons serving in his Majesty's forces by sea and land from their duty and allegiance to his Majesty, or to incite them to mutiny or disobe dience.
An act to continue, until the 5th of April, 1820, an act of the 52d of his present Majesty, to regulate the separation of damaged from sound coffee, and to permit dealers to send out any quantity of coffee not exceeding eight pounds weight without permit.
An act for vesting all estates and property occupied for the barrack service in the controller of the barrack department; and for granting certain powers to the said controller.
An act to regulate the vessels carrying passengers from the united kingdom to certain of his Majesty's colonies in North America.
An act to facilitate the progress of business in the court of
King's-bench in Westminster
An act for punishing mutiny and desertion; and for the better payment of the army and their quar
An act for the regulating of his Majesty's royal marine forces while on shore.
An act to indemnify such persons in the united kingdom as have omitted to qualify themselves for offices and employments, and for extending the time limited for those purposes respectively until the 25th of March, 1818; and to permit such persons in Great Britain as have omitted to make and file affidavits of the execution of indentures of clerks to attornies and solicitors, to make and file the same on or before the 1st day of hilary term, 1819.
An act to continue, until the 5th of July, 1818, an act of the 46th of his present Majesty, for granting an additional bounty on the exportation of the silk manufactures of Great Britain.
An act for raising the sum of eighteen millions by exchequer bills for the service of the year
An act to repeal, during the continuance of peace, so much of an act of the 9th of his present Majesty, as prohibits the exportation of pig and bar iron, and certain naval stores, unless the pre-emption thereof be offered to the commissioners of his Majesty's navy.
An act to facilitate the hearing. and determining of suits in equity in his Majesty court of Exchequer at Westminster.
An act for the more effectually preventing seditious meetings and assemblies.
An act for making further regulations in respect to the pay of the officers of the royal navy, in certain cases therein mentioned.
An act to revive and continue for two years, and from thence until the end of the then next session of Parliament, two acts made in the 47th and 50th years of his present Majesty, for the preventing improper persons from having arms in Ireland.
An act to amend two acts of the 54th and 55th of his Majesty's reign, to provide for the better execution of the laws in Ireland, by appointing superintending magistrates and additional constables in counties in certain cases.
An act to further continue, until the 25th of March, 1820, an act of the 7th of George 2nd, for the free importation of cochineal and indigo.
An act to alter and enlarge the powers of an act passed in the 54th of his present Majesty, intituled, "An act for the further improvement of the land revenue of the crown."
An act to explain and amend an act made in the 48th of his present Majesty, for repealing the duties of assessed taxes, and granting new duties in lieu thereof; and to exempt such dwellinghouses as may be employed for the sole purpose of trade, or of lodging goods, wares, or merchandise, from the duties charged by the said act.
An act to amend and render more effectual four several acts passed in the 48th, 49th, 52nd, and 56th of his present Majesty, for enabling the commissioners for the reduction of the national debt to grant life annuities.
An act for repealing the duties of customs on buck wheat imported into this kingdom, and for granting other duties, until the 25th of March, 1821, in lieu thereof.
An act to extend the powers of two acts, for allowing British plantation sugar and coffee, and other articles imported into Bermuda in British ships, to be exported to America in foreign vessels, and to permit articles, the produce of America, to be imported into the said island in foreign ships, to certain other articles.
An act to extend to Newfoundland the provisions of an act passed in the 52nd of his present Majesty's reign, for permitting the exportation of wares, goods, and merchandize from any of his Majesty's islands in the West Indies, to any other of the said islands, and to and from any of the British colonies on the continent of America, and the said islands and colonies.
An act to regulate the interests and periods of payment of navy, victualling, and transport bills.
An act for granting to his Majesty a sum of money to be raised by lotteries.
An act to repeal the duties of excise on stone bottles, and charge other duties in lieu thereof.
An act to reduce the allowance of spirits, tea, and tobacco, for the use of the seamen on board certain ships or vessels making short voyages.
An act to authorize the issue of exchequer bills, and the advance of money out of the consolidated fund, to a limited amount, for the carrying on of public works
and fisheries in the united kingdom, and employment of the poor in Great Britain, in manner therein mentioned.
An act for punishing mutiny and desertion; and for the better payment of the army and their quarters.
An act to regulate the trade to and from the places within the limits of the charter of the East India company, and certain possessions of his Majesty in the Mediterranean.
An act to explain and amend an act of 53d of his present Majesty, relating to tolls on carriages used in husbandry, and to remove doubts as to exemption of carriages, not wholly laden with manure, from payment of toll.
An act to continue, until the 15th of June, 1818, an act of the 52d of his present Majesty, for the more effectual preservation of the peace, by enforcing the duties of watching and warding.
An act to extend certain provisions of the acts of the 36th and 52d of his present Majesty to matters of charity and friendly societies.
An act to authorize the rewarding officers of the customs for their services in preventing illicit distillation in Scotland, under an act parsed in the last session of Parliament.
An act to repeal two acts passed in the 54th and 55th of his present Majesty, relating to the office of the agent-general, and for transferring the duties of the said office to the offices of the paymaster-general and secretary at war.
An act to revive and continue, until the 25th of March, 1819, an act made in the 54th
sent Majesty, for permitting the exportation of salt from the port of Nassau in the island of New Providence, the port of Exuma, and the port of Crooked island in the Bahama islands, in American ships coming in ballast.
An act for granting, for two years from the 5th of July, 1817, bounties on sugar, refined otherwise than by claying.
An act to allow corps of yeomanry or volunteer cavalry, when assembled for the suppression of riots or tumults, to be quartered and billetted, and officers on halfpay to hold certain commissions in such corps, and to exempt members in such corps from serving the office of constable.
An act for the continuation of all and every person or persons in any and every office, place, or employment, civil or military, within the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, dominion of Wales, town of Berwickupon-Tweed, isles of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sarke, and Man, and also in all and every of his Majesty's foreign possessions, colonies or plantations, which he or she shall hold, possess, or exercise during the pleasure of the crown, at the time of the death or demise of his present Majesty, until removed or discharged therefrom by the succeeding King or Queen of this realm.
An act to prevent the issuing and circulating of pieces of copper or other metal, usually called tokens.
An act for settling and securing annuities on Lord Colchester, and on the next person to whom the title of Lord Colchester shall de
scend, in consideration of his eminent services.
An act to make further provision for the adjustment of the accounts of the consolidated fund of the united kingdom, and for making good any occasional deficiency which may arise in the said fund in Great Britain or Ireland respectively; and to direct the application of monies by the commissioners for the reduction of the national debt.
An act for altering and amending the laws of excise with respect to salt and rock salt.
An act to continue an act made in the 54th of his present Majesty's reign, intituled, "An act to provide for the preserving and restoring of peace in such parts of Ireland as may at any time be disturbed by seditious persons, or by persons entering into unlawful combinations or conspiracies."
An act to regulate the celebration of marriages in Newfoundland.
An act to alter an act passed in the 11th of George 2nd, for the more effectual securing the payment of rents, and preventing frauds by tenants.
An act for the more effectual punishment of murders and manslaughters committed in places not within his Majesty's dominions.
An act to enable the commissioners of his Majesty's woods, forests, and land revenues, to make and maintain a road from Milbank row, Westminster, to the Penitentiary.
An act to continue an act to empower his Majesty to secure and detain such persons as his Majesty Q 2