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Foreign Letter “shall mean a letter transmitted to or Packet Letter “shall mean a letter transmitted by from a foreign country.” (Ib.)

a packet boat.” (Ib.) Foreign Newspapers “shall mean newspapers printed Penalty.“ shall include every pecuniary penalty or and published in a foreign country in the language of forfeiture.” (ib.) that country.” (Ib.)

Person.-" Whenever in this act, or the schedules Foreion Postage “ shall mean the duty charged for hereto, with reference to any person or matter or thing, the conveyance of letters within such foreign country." or to any persons, matters, or things, the singular or (Ib.)

plural number or the masculine gender only is exFranking Officer 6 shall mean the person appointed

pressed, such expression shall be understood to include to frank the official correspondence of offices to wbich

several persons or matters or things as well as one the privilege of franking is granted.” (Ib.)

person or matter or thing, and one person or matter or

thing as well as several persons or matters or things, Gender:-See Person.

females as well as males, bodies politic or corporate as Inland Postage “shall mean the duty charged for ' well as individuals.” (Ib.) the transmission of post letters within the limits of the United Kingdom, or within the limits of every colony." |

[Note. - Although this interpretation originally (Ib.)

applied only to the act in which it is conInward Bound“ shall be held to include vessels bound

tained, it is conceived that by the 3 & 4 Vict. as well to any port in the United Kingdom as to any

c. 96, s. 71, it is extended to future Post-office port in any of her Majesty's colonies." (3 & 4 Vict.

Acts.] c. 96, s. 71).

Persons employed by or under the Post-office shall Letter C shall include packet.” (7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict. include every person employed in any business of the c. 36, s. 47).

Post-office, according to the interpretation given to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland « shall mean the chiefl'officer of the Post-office.'” (7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict. c. 36. governor or governors of Ireland for the time being." | S. 47). (Ib.)

Post (by the) « shall extend to and include the transMail“ shall include every conveyance by which mission of post letters, as well by any general, or twopost letters are carried, whether it be a coach, or cart, penny, or penny, or convention post, as by packet or horse, or any other conveyance, and also a person

boat." (3 & 4 Vict. c. 96, s. 71). employed in conveying or delivering post letters, and Postage “shall mean the duty chargeable for the also every vessel which is included in the term packet transmission of post letters.” (7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict. boat.'” (Ib.)

c. 36, s. 47). Mail Bag shall mean a mail of letters, or a box, or Postmaster-General shall mean any person or body a parcel, or any other envelope in which post letters are of persons executing the office of Postmaster-General for conveyed, whether it does or does not contain post let the time being, having been duly appointed to the office ters.” (Ib.)

by her Majesty," (ib.) Majesty (Her) “shall mean her Majesty, her heirs Post Letter “shall mean any letter or packet transand successors." (Ib.)

mitted by the post under the authority of the PostMaster of a Vessel “ shall include any person in

master-General, and a letter shall be deemed a post charge of a vessel, whether commander, mate, or other

letter from the time of its being delivered to a post-office person, and whether the vessel be a ship of war or other

to the time of its being delivered to the person to whom vessel.” (Ib.)

it is addressed.” (Ib.) Number.-See Person.

Post Letter Bag “ shall include a mail bag or box, or Officer.-" Every officer mentioned shall mean the packet or parcel, or other envelope or covering, in person for the time being executing the functions of

which post letters are conveyed, whether it does or that officer.” (Ib.)

does not contain post letters.” (Ib.)

Post-office “shall mean any house, building, room, Officer of the Post-office “ shall include the Post

| or place where post letters are received or delivered, master-General, and every deputy postmaster, agent, or in which they are sorted, made up, or despatched.” officer, clerk, letter-carrier, guard, post-boy, rider, or (b) any other person employed in any business of the Postoffice, whether employed by the Postmaster-General, or

Post-office Acts and Post-office Laws “shall mean all

acts relating to the management of the post, or to the by any person under him, or on behalf of the Post

establishment of the Post-office, or to postage duties office." (Ib,)

from time to time in force.(Ib.) Outward Bound “shall be held to include vessels bound as well from any port in the United Kingdom

1 Post-ofice Packets.-See Packet Boats. as from any port in her Majesty's colonies.” (3 & 41. Post Town “shall mean a town where a post-office Vict. c. 96, s. 71).

| is established, (not being a penny, or twopenny, or con

vention post-office).” Packet “ shall include letter." . (7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict.

(Ib.) c. 36, s. 47).

| Post Town “shall include every city, town, and

place where a post-office is or shall be established.” Packet Boats and Post-office Packets“ shall include 13 & 4 Vict

lude 73 & 4 Vict. c. 96, s. 71). vessels employed by or under the Post-office, or the Admiralty, for the transmission of post letters, and also

Sea Postage “shall mean the duty chargeable for the ships or vessels (though not regularly employed as

conveyance of letters by sea by vessels not packet packet boats) for the conveyance of post letters under

boats.” (7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict. c. 36, s. 47). contract, and also a ship of war or other vessel in the l Single Letter “shall mean a letter consisting of one service of her Majesty, in respect of letters conveyed by sheet or piece of paper, and under the weight of an it.(Ib.)

ounce.” (Ib.) Packet Postage « shall mean the postage chargeable Single Postage shall mean the postage chargeable for the transmission of letters by packet boats between for a single letter.” (Ib.) Great Britain and Ireland, or between the United Ship Letter “shall mean a letter transmitted inwards Kingdom and any of her Majesty's colonies, or between or outwards over seas by a vessel not being a packet the United Kingdom and foreign countries.” (Ib.) boat.” (Ib.)

Ships “shall include vessels other than packet boats.” duties, “ with reference to any person, offence, matter, (Ib.)

or thing, any word or words is or are, or have been or Treasury (Lords of) “shall mean the Lord High shall be used, importing the singular number or the Treasurer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and masculine gender only, yet such words shall be underIreland, or the Lords Commissioners of her Majesty's stood to include several persons as well as one person, Treasury of Great Britain and Ireland, or any three or females as well as males, bodies politic or corporate as more of them.” (Ib.)

well as individuals, and several matters and things as Treble Letter “shall mean a letter consisting of more

well as one matter or thing, unless it be otherwise spethan two sheets or pieces of paper, whatever the num

cially provided, or there be something in the subject or ber, under the weight of an ounce.” (Ib.)

context repugnant to such construction; and that

wherever the several words, terms, or expressions folTreble Postage “shall mean three times the amount

lowing are or shall be used in this act, or in any other of single postage.” (Ib.)

such act as aforesaid, with reference to any deed or inTreble the Duty of Postage “shall mean three times strument, they shall be construed respectively in the the amount of the postage to which the letter to be manner hereinafter directed: (that is to

manner hereinafter directed; (that is to say), the word charged would otherwise have been liable, according to write,' or the word written,' shall be respectively the rate of postage chargeable on letters.(Ib.) deemed to mean and include the several words 'print'

United Kingdom “shall mean the United Kingdom or printed,' or 'partly write and partly print, or of Great Britain and Ireland.(Ib.)

'partly written and partly printed,' as well as write' United Kingdom “shall mean the United Kingdom or 'written.'' of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Islands of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, and Alderney." (3 & 4 Vict.

IX.-IN TURNPIKE Acts. c. 96, s. 71).

The 3 Geo. 4, c. 126, s. 4, enacts, that “all the enactValuable Security “shall include the whole or any ments, provisions, matters, and things in this act conpart of any tally, order, or other security whatsoever,

tained shall extend, and be deemed, construed, and taken entitling or evidencing the title of any person or body

to extend, to all acts of Parliament now in force, and to corporate to any share or interest in any public stock all acts which shall hereafter be passed, for making, or fund, whether of this kingdom, or of Great Britain, widening, turning, amending, repairing, or maintaining or of Ireland, or of any foreign state, or in any fund of any turnpike road or roads in that part of Great Briany body corporate, company, or society, or to any de- tain called England, save and except where any other posit in any savings bank, or the whole or any part of commencement is particularly directed by this act, and any debenture, deed, bond, bill, note, warrant, or order, as to such enactments, provisions, matters, and things or other security whatsoever for money or for payment as shall be expressly referred to, and varied, altered, or of money, whether of this kingdom or of any foreign repealed, by any such act or acts as shall be hereafter state, or of any warrant or order for the delivery of [or] passed." transfer of any goods or valuable thing." (Will. 4 The 7 & 8 Geo. 4, c. 24, which recites the 3 Geo. 4. & 1 Vict. c. 36, s. 47).

c. 126, and the 4 Geo. 4, c. 95, enacts, (sect. 20), that Vessel "shall include any ship or other vessel not a

“all the powers, authorities, clauses, provisions, pePost-office packet.” (Ib.)

nalties, forfeitures, matters, and things contained in

the said acts of the third and fourth years of the ** The interpretation clause in the 7 Will. 4 & 1

reign of his present Majesty, shall, so far as the same Vict. c. 36, has these introductory words—“ The fol

are not altered or varied by this present act, extend lowing terms and expressions shall have the several in

and be construed to extend to this act, and shall be terpretations hereinafter respectively set forth, unless

applied and put in execution as fully and effectually, such interpretations are repugnant to the subject, or

to all intents and purposes, as if the same were repeated inconsistent with the context of the provisions in which

and re-enacted in the body of this act, and made part they may be found.”

thereof.” And the interpretation clause in the 3 & 4 Vict.

The same act contains (sect. 19) the following interc. 96, has these introductory words—“ The following

pretations, which, by virtue of the 20th section above terms and expressions, whenever used in this or any other Post-office Act, shall have the several interpre

cited, appear to be applicable to all future turnpike

acts: tations hereinafter respectively set forth, unless such

County, “in the said recited acts, or any of them, or interpretations are repugnant to the subject, or inconsistent with the context of the provisions in which they

in this act, shall be deemed and construed to extend to may be found.”

and to include riding or division.”

Parish, “in the said recited acts, or any of them, or VII.-In Scotch Acts.

in this act, shall be deemed and construed to extend to County. “In all cases in which the words “she

| and to include ward, district, hamlet, township, or Sheriff

riff,' sheriff clerk,' shire,' sheriff- | place." Sheriff Clerk. Į dom,' and county' occur in any Person, “in the said recited acts, or any of them, or Sheriffdom. I existing act of Parliament, or shalls in this act, shall be deemed and construed to extend to Shire. J occur in any future act, relating to and to include any one or more person or persons, and Scotland, the word “sheriff' shall be deemed and taken of either sex.” to comprehend and apply to any steward; the words Trustees, “ in the said recited acts, or any of them, or

sheriff clerk' to comprehend steward clerk; and the in this act, shall be deemed and construed to extend to words “shire,' sheriffdom,' and 'county' to compre- all or any of the trustees or commissioners appointed hend and apply to any stewartry in Scotland, excepting for the execution of any act or acts for making, amendwhere otherwise specially provided, and excepting cases ing, repairing, maintaining, or keeping in repair any in which there is anything in the subject or context | turnpike road.". repugnant to such meaning and application.” (7 Will. 4

** This interpretation clause contains no general & 1 Vict. c. 39).

declaration that the meanings thereby affi sed may be VIII.-In Stamp Acts.

modified by the context. By the 13 & 14 Vict. c. 97, s. 20, it is provided, that wherever in that act, or any other act relating to stamp

(To be continued).

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