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The Fifth Report Fees, Gratuities, Perquisites Ireland


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Date of Article: 18/03/1807
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, oa ( Ireland.)— FIFTH REPORT O* THE COMMISSIONERS [ Appx. No. 51. The Examination of JOHN EDWARDS, Esquire; taken on Oath, the 15th and 27th Days of Februarys and 2d and 3d Days of March 1807. This Examinant faith, . He is Solicitor to the Board of Excife ; that the Excife Officers are required to tranfmit Copies of Informations refpefting the Seizures of unlicenfed Stills to the Board, which were referred fo him to profecute ( in all Cafes where the Circumftances will warrant) for Penalties againft Parifhes in which fuch Stills have been feized. That Notices are thereupon made out by him, to be tranfmitted . through the Board to the Officers of Excife, in order that they may be ferved on the Inhabitants of the Parifhes ; that local Agents and Counfel appointed by the Board, conduct the Pro- fecutions on the feveral Circuits. He believes that fince the 29th September 1805, all Informations which werefent up to the Board paffed through his Office ; and that the Number of fuch Informations, previous to the Spring Affizes of 1806, appear by his Books to have been 103, upon which 97 Notices were prepared by him, and 65 Penalties recovered. That between that Time and the Summer Affizes of the fame Year, the Number of Informations he received from the Board amounted to 111, upon which, as appears from his Books, the fame Number of Notices were prepared, on Four only of which Convictions appear to have been had ; in Five Cafes there appear to have been VerdiCts for theParilhes, and x 9 appear to have been quafhed for Informality, 9 never to have been brought before the Court, and 73 to have been refpited by the Court for Want of Time. And that in feveral Cafes, the Offices profecuted on Informations that had not paffed through his Office ; the Number of which entered for Trial at the laft Spring Affizes, appear to have been 143, on which 94 VerdiCts were had againft the Parifhes, 33 for the Traverfers, 6 were quafhed, and 1 o refpited. And the Number in like Manner entered at the Summer Affizes of the fame Year, to have been 367, on 97 of which ConviCtions were had, on 56 VerdiCts were given for the Parifhes ; 94 Informations were quafhed for Informality, and 121 Cafes were refpited. That on the North- weft, North- eaft, and Connaught Circuits, the Cofts of profecuting at the Spring Affizes of 1806, for the Penalties incurred by Townlands and Parifhes on the Seizures of Pri- vate Stills, amounted to ^ 1,500 16. of of which £. 26. 18. 6. belong to this Examinant, for preparing 97 Notices and Copies for Service. The Bills of Cofts for Profecutions ontheMunfter Circuit of Spring 1806, he has not yet received ; theBills of Cofts furnifhed for Profecutions on the North- weft and Connaught Circuits of the Summer of 1806, amount to £. 825. 8. 5f, but they have not yet been examined ; of this Sum £. 30. io. 6. belong to this Examinant, for preparing 111 Notices and Copies for Service. The Bills of Cofts for the Profecutions on the North- eaft and Munfter Circuits in the Summer of 1806, have not yet been received. John Edwards. J. S. Rochfort. Fredk Geale. Robert Alexander. Cha' Saxton. No. 52. The Examination of JAMES GALBRAITH, Efquire, of the City of Dublin, Attorney at Law; taken upon Oath, the 9th and 10th of December, 1806. This Examinant faith, ^ That he is Crown Solicitor for the North- Weft Circuit, and has, on Part of that Circuit, for many Years paft been employed to aCt as local Solicitor for the Boards of Cuftoms and Excife j and to conduCf: the Revenue Profecutions when their Solicitor did not attend in Perfon. That on the laft Spring Circuit, he was employed to profecute for the Penalties incurred under the late Ad of Parliament, impofmg a Fine of £. 50. on Parifhes in which unlicenfed Stills fhould be feized. That in the Counties of Cavan, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Donegal, and Derry, very many Informations were returned to the Affizes, and upon many of them, as well defended as undefended, ConviCtions were obtained; and he believes Penalties, amounting to £. 6,500, were recovered in thofe Counties, and except in the Parifh of Donagh
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