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THE NEWFOUNDLAND ACT, 1832, 2-3 WM. IV.,
CAP. 78 (IMPERIAL).
An Act to continue certain Acts relating to the Island of Newfoundland, and to provide for the Appropriation of all Duties which may hereafter be raised within the said Island.
[1st August 1832.]
"Whereas an Act was passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late to Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for the better Administration of Justice in Newfoundland, and for other Purposes: And whereas a certain other Act was passed in the said Fifth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled 'An Act to regulate the Celebration of Marriages in Newfoundland, and to make further Provision for the Celebration of Marriages in the said Colony and its Dependencies:' And whereas by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of His said late Majesty to King George the Fourth the said Acts were continued in force until the Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two: And whereas it is expedient that the said Acts be further continued in force until the same shall be repealed, altered, or amended by any Act or Acts which may for that Purpose be made by His Majesty, with the Advice and Consent of any House or Houses of General Assembly which His Majesty may at any Time see fit to convoke within the said Colony of Newfoundland;" be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful for His Majesty, or for any Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Officer administering the Government of Newfoundland, in pursuance of any Commission or Instructions to him for that Purpose addressed by His Majesty, with the Advice and Consent of any House or Houses of General Assembly which His Majesty may hereafter be pleased to convoke from among the Inhabitants of the said Colony, by any Act or Acts to be from Time to Time for that Purpose passed, to repeal in whole or in part, or to amend, alter, or vary, the said recited Acts or any of them, or any Part thereof; and that, until so repealed, amended, altered, or varied, the said recited Acts shall be and continue in full Force and Effect.
II. "And whereas by virtue of divers Acts of Parliament divers Duties are now payable to His Majesty within the said Island of Newfoundland;"
be it therefore further enacted, That when and so soon as any House or Houses of General Assembly shall have been convoked by His Majesty from among the Inhabitants of the said Colony, and shall have actually met for the Dispatch of the public Business thereof, the nett Produce of all Duties levied within the said Colony, by any Act of Parliament now or hereafter to be in force there, shall be appropriated and applied in such Manner and to and for such Purposes as His Majesty, with the advice and Consent of such House or Houses of General Assembly, shall from Time to Time direct: Provided always, that from and out of such nett Proceeds shall be deducted in each and every Year a Sum not exceeding Six thousand five hundred and fifty Pounds, to be applied from Time to Time in and towards the Maintenance and Support of the Governor, or of the Officer for the Time being administering the Government of the said Colony, and of the Chief and other Judges, and of His Majesty's Attorney General, and of the Colonial Secretary of and for the said Colony, at such Times and in such Shares and Proportions as the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or any Three of them, by any Warrant or Warrants to be by them from Time to Time issued, shall direct; provided also, that so far as respects such Appropriation as aforesaid of the said Duties, this present Act shall not take effect or come into operation till the First Day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three; and provided also, that it shall and may at any Time hereafter be lawful to and for His Majesty, by any Act or Acts to be by Him for that Purpose made, with the Advice and Consent of any such House or Houses of General Assembly as aforesaid, to repeal so much of this present Act as relates to the Application of the said annual Sum of Six thousand five hundred and fifty Pounds, in case such House or Houses of General Assembly shall concur with His Majesty in making what shall appear to His Majesty to be an adequate Provision for the Maintenance of the several Officers aforesaid, permanently secured upon Funds adequate to that Purpose.