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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. VARIOUS PUBLIC BODIES. OF the statutes which may be brought under contribution for the purposes of this chapter, the most important place may be properly assigned to the "Lighting and Watching Act,1833," (3 & 4 Will. IV., 90.) This Act may be adopted in parishes, and for the guidance of persons taking part in meetings called to consider its adoption, there are various provisions ( 5—16): whilst a separate series of sections prescribes the mode of electing the Inspectors who carry out the Act ( 17—21): and other sections, the various arrangements as to the transaction of their business ( 22—4, &c.) Inasmuch, however, as the Act stands very much by itself, and as a copy of it must necessarily be in the hands of all concerned, either in taking steps to adopt it, or in working it, I do not propose to go into any details here. The "Petty Sessions and Lock-up House Act, 1868,"" (31 & 32 Vict., 22.) 11, authorises any Local Authority under the Act to delegate its powers to a committee. For the guidance of this committee rules are prescribed. The "Friendly Societies Act, 1875," (38 & 39 Vict., 60), contains various provisions regulating meetings of such societies. See especially 14, 24, and 30 (6—7.) CHAPTER X. VESTRY MEETINGS. 0 YESTRY meetings have been shorn of most of their exciting attributes by the legislation of recent years, The "Compulsory Church Rates Abolition Act, 1868," (31 & 32 Vict., 109), having deprived Dissenters of most of their opportunities of harassing the Clergy; and the "Public Health Act, 1872," (35 & 36 Vict, 79), having abolished the jurisdiction of Vestries over sewers and sanitary work, the matters remaining under the control of the...

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