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not exceeding four years, and if a male, to be once, twice or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit) in addition to such imprisonment.

The provisions of sect. 61 as to accessaries before and after the fact, and of sect. 4 as to the place and mode of imprisonment, (vide sup. 168,) apply to this offence.

If property be actually extorted, it amounts in certain cases to robbery, as to which see sup. 169, 170.

7. Stealing from the Person. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, s. 6, if any person “shall steal “ any chattel, money, or valuable security” (see " valuable security" defined, sup. 168,) “ from the person of another," every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years, and if a male, to be once, twice or thrice publicly or privately whipped, if the court shall so think fit, in addition to such imprisonment.

The provisions of sect. 61 as to accessaries before and after the fact, and of sect. 4 as to the place and mode of imprisonment, (vide sup. 168,) apply to this offence.

8. Stealing in a Dwelling-house. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, s. 12, “ if any person shall “ steal any chattel, money or valuable security” (see “ valuable security” defined, sup. 168,)“ to any value whatever “ in any dwelling-house, any person therein being put in “ fear,"

or “shall steal in any dwelling-house, any chattel, money “ or valuable security” (see “ valuable security" defined, sup. 168,)“ to the value, in the whole, of £5 or more,”

every such offender being convicted thereof shall suffer death as a felon.

But by 2 & 3 Will. IV. c. 62, s. 1, so much of the 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, as inflicts the punishment of death upon persons convicted of stealing in a dwelling-house to the

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value of £5 is repealed, and it is provided that every person convicted thereof, or of counselling, aiding or abetting the commission thereof, shall be transported beyond the seas for life.

And by 3 & 4 Will. IV. c. 44, s. 3, all such persons shall be liable, previously to their being transported, in case the court shall think fit, to be imprisoned, with or without hard labour, in the common gaol or house of correction, or to be confined in the penitentiary for any term not exceeding four years nor less than one year.

By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, ss. 61 and 4, every accessary before the fact, to the offence of stealing in a dwelling-house, any person being put in fear, is punishable as the principal; and every accessary after the fact to either of the above offences in a dwelling-house, is liable to imprisonment for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour, in the common gaol or house of correction, and also to solitary confinement, at discretion of the court, during the imprisonment.

The provision of the 13th sect. of 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, (vide sup. 163,) applies to both offences.

9. Sacrilege. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, s. 10, “ if any person shall “ break and enter any church or chapel, and steal therein “ any chattel, or, having stolen any chattel in any church or chattel, shall break out of the same,” every such offender, being convicted thereof, shall suffer death as a “ felon."

The provisions of sect. 61 as to accessaries before and after the fact, and of sect. 4 as to the place and mode of imprisonment, (vide sup. 168,) apply to this offence.

10. Shop-breaking. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, s. 15, “ if any person shall “ break and enter any shop, warehouse or counting-house, " and steal therein any chattel, money or valuable,” (see “ valuable security" defined, sup. 168,) every such offender being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years, and if a male to be once, twice or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit) in addition to such imprisonment.

The provisions of sect. 61 as to accessaries before and after the fact, and of sect. 4 as to the place and mode of imprisonment, (vide sup. 168,) apply to this offence.

11. Stealing Goods in Process of Manufacture. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, s. 16, stealing to the value of 10s. certain descriptions of goods specified in the act, during the process of manufacture, is punishable in the same manner as shop-breaking, vide sup. 173.

12. Stealing Goods from a Vessel in a Port, River,

Canal, fc. or from a Dock, fc. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. s. 17, “ if any person shall steal any goods or merchandize in any vessel, barge or boat of any “ description whatsoever, in any port of entry or discharge, or upon any navigable river or canal, or in any creek “ belonging to or communicating with any such port, river “ or canal, or shall steal any goods or merchandize from “ any dock, wharf or quay adjacent to any such port, river, “ canal or creek,” every such offender shall be liable to be punished in the same manner as in the case of shopbreaking, (vide sup. 173.)

13. Plundering Wrecks. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, s. 18, “ if any person shall “ plunder or steal any part of any ship or vessel which “ shall be in distress or wrecked, stranded or cast on shore, or any goods, merchandize or articles of any kind belonging to such ship or vessel," every such offender being convicted thereof shall suffer death as a felon.

Provided always, that when articles of small value shall be stranded or cast on shore, and shall be stolen without circumstances of cruelty, outrage or violence, it shall be lawful to prosecute and punish the offender as for simple larceny; and in either case the offender may be indicted or tried either in the county in which the offence shall have been committed or in any county next adjoining.

The provisions of sect. 61 as to accessaries before and after the fact, and of sect. 4 as to the place and mode of imprisonment, (vide sup. 168,) apply to this offence.

14. Having Shipwrecked Goods in Possession and not

giring a satisfactory Account of the same. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, s. 19, this is made an offence punishable upon conviction before a justice of the peace with a pecuniary penalty.

15. Offering Shipwrecked Goods for Sale, and not giving

a satisfactory Account of them. By 7 & 8 Geo. 4, c. 29, s. 20, this is made an offence punishable upon conviction before a justice of the peace, with a pecuniary penalty.

16. Stealing or obliterating Records and other Judicial

Documents. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, s. 21, “ if any person shall “ steal, or shall for any fraudulent purpose take from its “ place of deposit for the time being, or from any person “ having the lawful custody thereof, or shall unlawfully " and maliciously obliterate, injure or destroy any record, “ writ, return, panel, process, interrogatory, deposition, “ affidavit, rule, order or warrant of attorney, or any ori“ ginal document whatsoever of or belonging to any court of record, or relating to any matter, civil or criminal, begun, “ depending or terminated in any such court, or any bill, “ answer, interrogatory, deposition, affidavit, order or de“ cree, or any original document whatsoever of or belonging “ to any court of equity, or relating to any cause or matter “ begun, depending or terminated in any such court,” every

such offender shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years, or to suffer such other punishment by fine or imprisonment, or by both, as the court shall award.

17. Stealing or concealing Wills. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, s. 22, “ if any person shall, “ during the life of the testator or testatrix, or after his or “ her death, steal or for any fraudulent purpose destroy or “conceal any will, codicil or other testamentary instrument, “ whether the same shall relate to real or personal estate “ or to both,” every such offender shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and he is declared to be liable to the same punishments as are above specified in the case of stealing records.

By sect. 24 no person shall be liable to be convicted in respect of any act done if he shall previously to indictment have disclosed such act on oath, by compulsory process of law or equity or before commissioners of bankrupt.

18. Stealing Documents of Title. By sect. 23, “ if any person shall steal any paper or “ parchment, written or printed, or partly written and partly “ printed, being evidence of the title or of any part of the “ title to any real estate,” every such offender shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and he is declared liable to the same punishments as are above specified in the case of stealing records.

The provisions of sect. 24 (vide sup.) apply to this offence.

19. Stealing Cattle or killing them with intent to Sieal.

By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 29, s. 25, “if any person shall steal any horse, mare, gelding, colt or filly, or any bull, cow, ox, heifer or calf, or any ram, ewe, sheep or lamb, or

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