1744. (Being the Fourth Session of this Present Parliament). Anno Regni Georgii II Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ. Folio.
At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the First Day of December, Anno Dom. 1741, in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And from thence continued by several Prorogations to the Twenty seventh Day of November, 1744, being the Fourth Session of this present Parliament.London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, Printer to the King’s most Excellent Majesty; and by the Assignes of Robert Baskett. 1744. (Being the Fourth Session of this Present Parliament).Acts 1-14, 1744 & 15-38, 1745 (1-38). 38 Acts Complete as Index, each with a separate title page with the Royal Arms.
Folio, (311x200mm), pp: [ii],3-758,, complete with Index, ‘A Table of Statutes’ Public & Private Acts 6pp without title page to Index, ‘Brecon County Acts’ written in ink to head of page 3, bound in full polished calf, raised bands, with leather label.
A number of interesting Acts including :
An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and forty five. Title page, pp:3-115. (1744).
An Act for the speedy and effectual Recruiting of His Majesty’s Regiments of Foot serving in Flanders, Minorca, Gibraltar, and the Plantations, and the Regiments of Marines. Title page, pp: 363-382. (1744).
An Act for making the surgeons of London and the Barbers of London Two Separate and Distinct Corporations. Title page, pp: 431-450. (1745).
An Act for giving a publick Reward to such Person or Persons, His Majesty’s Subject or Subjects, as shall discover a North West Passage through Hudson’s Streights, to the Western and Southern Ocean of America. Title page, pp: 483-486. (Pub.1745). Chap. XVII (17) as listed in the Index. The Reward for the discovery of this Passage was £20,000.00. This is the first Act offering a reward for the discovery of the NWP.
An Act to amend an Act made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Suppression of Piracy. Title page, pp:659-662. (1745).
An Act for the more effectual Recovering and Collecting of certain Duties granted towards the Support of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich; and to oblige Agents for Prizes, to register their Letters of Attorney. Title page, pp:667-698. (1745).
An Act to explain, amend, and make more effectual the Laws in Being, to prevent excessive and deceitful Gaming; and to restrain and prevent the excessive Increase of Horse Races. Title page, pp: 711-716. (1745).
Acts of Parliament.
47 Acts Complete, each with a separate title page with the Royal Arms. Including Acts on America, Piracy, Rebellion, North West Passage, Hard Labour, High Treason and Longitude. See below. London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, Printers to the King’s most Excellent Majesty. 1775-76-77-78 (Being Sessions 1-4). Anno Regni Georgii III Regis. Decimo Quinto. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774, in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Being the First Session of the Fourteenth Parliament of Great Britain. London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, Printers to the King’s most Excellent Majesty. 1775-76-77-78 (Being Sessions 1-4).1775 CAP. 18, 32, 34, 36, 39, 51, 53.1776 CAP. 3, 6, 20, 30, 34, 39, 40, 43, 44, 46, 52, 54, 561777 CAP. 6, 9, 16, 21, 26, 29, 30, 34, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 50, 52, 53, 55, 57. 1778 CAP. 14, 18, 19, 26, 27, 28, 39, 47, 52, 53, 55, 59, 60. (captions printed in roman numerals).1775 – First Session with an Index of 32pp ‘A Table of Statutes’;1776 – Second Session with an Index of 26pp; 1777 – Third Session with an Index of 32pp. Each Index with a separate title page and list of Acts both Public and Private. Acts 32, 51, 53 (1775) without a title page. Lacks Index for the Fourth Session 1778 and the last Act of the Session (60) 47 Acts Complete, each with a separate title page with the Royal Arms.
Folio, (303x191mm), full reversed calf with red leather title label lettered in gilt ‘Select Acts/15 GEO. 3 To/18 GEO. 3. Both/Inclusive’, & red leather label to front cover lettered ‘County of Brecon’.
A number of interesting Acts including :
Cap XVIII. An Act to restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies of New Jersey, Pensylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Islands in the West Indies, under certain Conditions and Limitation. Title page, pp: 463-472. (1775).
Cap III. An Act to enable His Majesty for a limited Time to call out and assemble the Militia in all Cases of Rebellion within this Realm of Great Britain…. Title page, pp: 103-104. (1776).
Cap VI. An Act for giving a publick Reward unto such Person or Persons, being His Majesty’s Subject or Subjects, as shall discover a Northern Passage for Vessels by Sea, between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans: and also unto such as shall first approach by Sea within One Degree of the Northern Pole. Title page, pp: 247-250, (1776).
Cap XLIII. An Act to authorise for a limited Time the Punishment by Hard Labour of Offenders who, for Certain Crimes, are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty’s Colonies and Plantations. Title page, pp: 1091-1102, (1776).
Cap IX. An Act to impower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with, or suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, committed in any of His Majesty’s Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy. Title page, pp: 311-312, (1777).
Cap XLVIII. An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for promoting the Discovery of a Method for finding the Longitude at Sea, so far as relates to the Encouragement and Reward of Persons making lesser Discoveries ….. Title page, pp: 1039-1042. (1777).
Cap LV. An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Goods, directly from Ireland, into any British Plantation in America, or any British Settlement on the Coast of Africa; and for further encouraging the Fisheries and Navigation of Ireland. Title page, pp: 1070-1012 (1778)
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