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A BILL for explaining and amending
an act made in the 34 Year of his present Majes-
=ty intituled "AN ACT for erecting a penitentiary
"House or Houses for confining and employing Convicts."

WHEREAS by an Act made on the 7th Day of July 1794 in the
34 Year of the Reign of his present Majesty Intituled "An Act for
"erecting a Penitentiary House or Houses for confining and employing
"Convicts"— Power is given to the Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of
the Treasury for the time being to cause to be erected a Penitentiary House
or Penitentiary Houses for the purpose of confining and employing transport-
able and other Convicts and for that purpose to fix either upon a Spot
composed if certain Pieces of Ground therein mentioned and containing as
therein expressed 79a&1r. or upon anyother as proper and Convenient Spot
of Ground situate within any one or more of the Counties of Middlesex
Kent Essex and Surry and to appoint a Feoffee or Feoffees for the
purpose of purchasing and holding in perpetual Succession such Spots
as should be fixed upon with Powers to enter upon and take Possession
of such Spot either on Conveyance made thereof from the owner or owners
(who for that purpose were thereby enabled to make such Conveyance,
All manner of disabilities notwithstanding) or in default of such Con-
veyance on Payment of a sufficient Sum of Money as and for the
purchase Money the quantum whereof in case of disagreement to be
ascertained by a Verdict of a Jury, compensation being also in the said
Act provided for Tythe owners and Tenants in satisfaction for their
respective Interests.—

AND WHEREAS no ground hath been purchased for the pur-
=poses of the said Act.—

AND WHEREAS a waste Spot consisting of 56 Acres known by
the name of Tothill Fields situate in the Parishes of St. Margaret and


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a bill for explaining and amending an act made in the 34 year of his present majesty intituled "an act for erecting a penitentiary house or houses for confining and employing convicts"


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tw 1794


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francis hall


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see note 3 to letter 1392, vol. 6

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