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and Summerside, aforesaid,any clause, provision,or exception in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

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An Act to continue certain Acts therein men

tioned.

[Passed June 14, 1873.]

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HEREAS the Acts hereinafter mentioned Preamble. will shortly expire, and it is deemed ex

pedient to continue the same:

I. Be it therefore enacted by the Lieutenant Governor, Council and Assembly, that the Act of

the sixth year of Her present Majesty Queen 6th Vic., cap. Victoria, chapter twenty, intituled "An Act re- 20. lating to Landlord and Tenant;" the Act of the

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ninth year of the same reign, chapter three, in- 9th Vic., cap. tituled "An Act to consolidate and amend the several Acts relating to Dogs and the taxation thereon;" the Act of the fifteenth year of the 15th Vic.cap. same reign, chapter five, intituled "An Act to consolidate the laws now in force regulating the sale of the interest of leaseholders when taken

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in execution," and the Act of the fifteenth year 15th Vic.cap. of the same reign, chapter ten, intituled, "An 10. Act to consolidate and amend the laws now in force relating to division fences," shall be, and

the same are hereby severally continued in force All continu'd for the period of ten years, from the time of the for 10 years. passing hereof, and from thence to the end of the then next session of the General Assembly of this Island, and no longer.

Preamble.

One-twelfth

of a penny

stg. per ton

CAP. XI.

An Act to provide for the collection, in this
Island, of the Cape Race Lighthouse Toll.

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[Passed June 14th, 1873.]

HEREAS Her Majesty, in excersise of the powers vested in Her by the provisions of the Merchants' Shipping Act Amendment Act, 1855, has, by Order in Council, been pleased to direct, that, instead of the present toll of onesixteenth of a penny, sterling, per ton, there shall be paid by the masters or owners of the several classes of vessels following, that is to say: all ships, whether sailing ships or steamships, navigating from any port or ports in the British Colonies in North America, to any port or ports in the United Kingdom; all ships, whether sailing ships or steamships, navigating from any port or ports in the United Kingdom to any port or ports in the British Colonies in North America; all ships, whether sailing ships or steamships, bound from any port or ports in the British Colonies in North America, upon any trans-atlantic voyage; all ships, whether steamships or sailing ships, arriving at any port or ports in the British Colonies in North America after any trans-atlantic voyage, the toll of one-twelfth of a penny sterling per ton of the burden of every such ship, except ships belonging to Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, for every such voyage as aforesaid. And whereas it is necessary to provide for the collection of the said toll in this Island.

I. Be it therefore enacted by the Lieutenant Governor Council and Assembly, as follows, that to be collect is to say there shall be collected, in this Island, from the master or owner of any such ship, except outward. ships belonging to Her Majesty, her heirs and

ed on ves

sels clearing

successors, as aforesaid, at the port of clearance before the vessel clears on her outward voyage, the said toll of one-twelfth of a penny sterling, per ton on the burden of such ships, for every such voyage, as aforesaid; and in case of such ships On vessels arriving, utarriving in this Island, the said toll shall be de- less paid at manded and collected from the master or owner port whence

of every such ships after each voyage, as aforesaid, ship came. unless a receipt is produced, shewing that the toll for the voyage has been paid at the port from which the ship had cleared.

tolls receiv'd

II. The proper officer in this Island shall ren- To whom der to the committee of Her Majesty's Privy amount of Council for trade, a quarterly account of the to be renderamount of tolls received in the Island, with ed. ticulars of such vessels which shall have paid the

toll.

par

&c.

III. The said toll shall be collected, paid over, Tolls, how sued for, and recovered in the same manner as is collected, directed by the Act of the nineteenth Victoria, chapter fourteen, with respect to light duties therein mentioned; and the provisions of the said last recited Act, relating to the recovery of the light duties or toll therein mentioned, the mode of enforcing the payment thereof, and all other provisions of said Act, when applicable, and not inconsistent with this Act, shall apply to and be put in force for the collection of said Cape Race lighthouse toll, as if the provisions of said Act were incorporated herein.

IV. The Act of the twenty-first Victoria, Repeals 21st chapter eleven, shall be, and the same is hereby Vic., cap. 11 repealed.

Preamble.

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CAP. XII.

An Act relating to Steam Communication between Prince Edward Island and the Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

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[Passed June 14th, 1873.]

HEREAS, on the fifteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, a contract for the conveyance of Mails and the maintenance of Steam communication between Prince Edward Island and the Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, was entered into between Robert Robinson Hodgson, of Charlottetown, Merchant, of the one part, and His Excellency George Dundas, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, on behalf of Her Majesty's Government thereof, of the other part, by which contract the said Robert Robinson Hodgson agreed to run steamships during the open navigation, three trips a week between Charlottetown and Nova Scotia, and also three trips a week between Charlottetown and New Brunswick; and whereas it is expected that within a few months from the present time the railway between Charlottetown and Summerside will be opened for the conveyance of goods and passengers; and whereas it desirable that, upon the opening of the said Railway, there should be established daily communication by means of good and sufficient steamships between the terminus of the said Prince Edward Island Railway at Summerside, and the terminus of the Railway connecting Saint John with Shediac, and between the terminus of the Railway at Shediac and the terminus of the Railway at Summerside; and whereas the said Robert Robinson Hodgson has expressed his willingness

to establish and maintain such daily communication upon the opening of the said Railway to Summerside, in addition to maintaining four trips weekly to and from Nova Scotia and the said Island, two of which trips shall be between Charlottetown and Pictou, and two between Georgetown and Pictou, and to enter into a contract with the Government of the said Island to perform such services for a period of eight years from the expiration of this present contract, upon condition that he shall receive therefor an annual subsidy of ten thousand dollars; and whereas it is considered desirable that such offer of the said Robert Robinson Hodgson be accepted

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conveyance

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I. Be it therefore enacted by the Lieutenant Lieut. GovGovernor, Council and Assembly, that the Lieu- ernor autenant Governor in Council be authorized to ac- enter into cept the offer of the said Robert Robinson Hodg- contract for son, and to enter into a contract with him, his of Mails beexecutors, administrators and assigns, for the tween P. E. conveyance of Mails and the maintenance of Scotia and Steam Communication, four trips a week, be- New Brunstween this Island and the Province of Nova Scotia, and four trips a week between the Province of Nova Scotia and this Island, and for daily communication between Summerside and Shediac, in New Brunswick, and between Shediac and Summerside, by means of Steamships, proper for the conveyance of passengers and the carrying trade between the Island and the said Provinces; and that such new contract may contain covenants, provisoes and agreements similar to the covenants, provisoes and agreements contained in said contract of the fifteenth of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, should the Lieutenant Governor in Council consider such covenants, provisoes or agreements, or any of them, proper to be inserted in such contract.

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